COOKEVILLE – In the wake of a shooting that left two dead and injured one, Ficosa North America says its “greatest priority” continues to be the continued safety of its employees.
The company issued a brief press release Tuesday following a domestic incident that took place in the parking lot of its Cookeville plant that same morning. A shooter, Angelique Elizabeth Deplae, 30, and male victim, Tyler Stults, 20, both died as a result of their injuries.
Police say Deplae and Stults had been involved in a prior domestic relationship. According to witnesses, Deplae approached a vehicle containing Stults and a third party, opened the driver’s door and began firing a revolver. Deplae then apparently walked toward the front of the vehicle and took her own life.
The third victim, Rebecca Crowley, 35, remains hospitalized in Chattanooga, police say. She is in stable condition and is expected to recover from her injuries.
Ficosa’s statement is as follows:
“Ficosa North America offers our deepest condolences to the families and friends and coworkers of the individuals affected by today’s tragic event at our facility in Cookeville. We are cooperating with law enforcement in their investigation and assure our employees that our greatest priority is their continued safety.”
Ficosa is the first employer to build in the Highlands Park Boulevard; the company finished construction on its facility last year.
Mayor Ricky Shelton praised the quick response by police and sheriff’s officials. Law enforcement quickly secured the area, he said. There was no outside threat to the community.