Colleagues mourn beloved EMS director killed in double homicide
Sharon Gess, 48, was the director of both the ER and ambulance service at East Alabama Medical Center
By EMS1 Staff
NOTASULGA, Ala. — Colleagues are mourning the loss of an EMS director who was killed Sunday afternoon.
WRBL.com reported that Sharon Gess, 48, and her brother, 60-year-old William Gess Jr., were killed in a double homicide.
"We are obviously heartbroken and deeply saddened by today's tragedy. Sharon was well-loved and a highly respected member of our leadership team at East Alabama Medical Center. She was the director of both our Emergency Department and our Emergency Medical Services (ambulance service). Our entire EAMC family is devastated and we grieve for Sharon's family," John Atkinson, marketing director with East Alabama Medical Center, said.
Police are currently looking for the siblings' brother, Aaron Gess, who is a person of interest, WLTZ.com reported. Police said Gess, who has a history of mental illness, is armed and dangerous.
We will update you once more information becomes available.
Alabama authorities are looking for a person of interest in connection with a Notasulga homicide investigation.— Marlena Mumma (@MarlenaMumma) October 21, 2019
Aaron Gess is accused of murdering his sister Sharon Gess and his brother William Gess, Jr.
Sharon worked at East Alabama Medical Center.https://t.co/ne8HgMmKAb pic.twitter.com/4WMuWJ4c7E