The employer of an EMT that was charged with the shooting death of a Tennessee woman at a water park on Saturday confirmed the suspect has been placed on unpaid administrative leave while police investigate the incident, according to People Magazine.
Sevierville Police responded to a call for shots fired in a parking lot of Soaky Mountain Waterpark at approximately 8 p.m. Saturday.
At the scene, officers discovered two victims in the parking area who were then airlifted to the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. Kelsy Cook, 24, was pronounced dead at the hospital later that evening. Angie Russell, 23, was treated for non-life-threatening injuries, according to a statement from police.
“Witnesses informed officers that possible suspects were in a vehicle leaving the parking area,” police said in the statement. “Officers were able to stop the vehicle and two persons in the vehicle were arrested.”
According to People Magazine, 31-year-old Sarah Romine was charged with second-degree murder, multiple counts of aggravated assault and possession of a firearm while intoxicated. Joshua Daniels, 30, was also charged with possession of a firearm while intoxicated.
“The preliminary investigation indicates an altercation occurred in the waterpark parking lot which escalated into the shooting. The investigation is ongoing,” police said in a statement.
Romine’s employer later confirmed she was an EMT who worked for them.
“Ms. Romine is on unpaid administrative leave pending an investigation. Her leave will remain in effect until the resolution of the investigation by local authorities. Any questions pertaining to this incident must be directed to Sevierville Police Department,” American Medical Response Knox County told People Magazine in a statement.
According to WJHL News, Sevierville Police Department officers believe that Romine shot both of the victims. Daniels and Romine were both booked Saturday night to the Sevier County jail.