Cocke County authorities have an unidentified female in custody in connection with a shooting death at a Padgett Mill Road, Cosby, home at 4:46 a.m. this morning.
The victim is identified at 58-year-old Adena Parton, who lived at the home.
Cocke County Sheriff Armando Fontes said officers responded to the home after 911 received a call from a female saying there was a problem at the residence. When officers arrived they found the door and windows locked and barricaded.
“Officers saw a lady through the window, holding a weapon. They gave commands to drop the weapon and come out but the female was not compliant,” he said.
Another officer looked through a rear window and saw what appeared to be a deceased female in the living room.
Eventually, the armed female broke out a window and exited the home through the window. The sheriff said there was a short stand-off but the female crawled through the window and surrendered. Officers then had to force their way into the home to locate the homicide victim, who was seated in a recliner.