Husband Shoots His Wife to Death in Mims After Verbal Argument, Gary Rivers Charged with Second Degree Murder
By Space Coast Daily // September 19, 2021
Have a tip? Call BCSO Homicide Unit at 321-633-8413
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 50-year-old Gary Rivers of Mims for the shooting death of his wife, identified as 48-year-old Lynn Rivers.
Investigators say the incident occurred during the early morning hours of Friday, September 17.
Rivers was arrested after an arrest warrant was issued charging Rivers with Second Degree Murder with a Firearm.
Rivers is currently being held in the Brevard County Jail on a No Bond status.
According to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, the investigation began at approximately 5:50 a.m. on September 17 when deputies responded to a residence at 4960 Blounts Ridge Road in Mims after the communications center received a call advising that a woman had been shot.
When deputies arrived at the scene, they located the woman who was pronounced dead at the scene.
A Brevard County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson said the investigation thus far has revealed that during an argument that morning between the couple, Rivers armed himself with a firearm, pointed the weapon at the victim and discharged it, striking and killing Lynn Rivers.
The victim was transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office where an autopsy will be conducted.
Anyone who may have information about this death investigation is asked to please call Agent Adam Walkington of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at 321-633-8413.