Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Prayers Requested for the Ron Price Family

In this area of the state, murders are few and far between. It hurts deeply when anyone is killed but it's greater when the victim is an innocent.

The Ron Price Family
New Albany police are searching for the person responsible for a shooting that injured football coach Ron Price and killed his wife, Amanda, late Monday night.

According to police, it happened just before 10 p.m. on Murrah Road in New Albany.

The couple had returned home when Amanda Price went to take the family dog out on the back porch.

She was shot, and according to the coroner, later pronounced dead at a hospital in New Albany.

Her body will be sent to Jackson for an autopsy.

Law enforcement officials say Ron Price stepped outside after hearing shots being fired.

He was shot as well, and taken to a hospital in Tupelo for surgery, where he is expected to recover.

Police continue to investigate the shooting.

Residents are warned to keep their doors and windows locked until they find the person responsible.

New Albany Schools Superintendent Dr. Chuck Garrett says counselors are at the school helping students and staff cope with the tragedy.

Price has been a coach in the New Albany school district since 2002 and was named head coach at the high school in 2008.

Amanda Price was a speech pathologist at the school. 

Garrett called her an outstanding, caring teacher and a good Christian woman.

He says the entire school is shocked and saddened by the loss.

The New Albany basketball games with Briarcrest Academy in Memphis and the soccer games with Oxford scheduled for Tuesday night have been canceled.

Your prayers are requested.