O’BRIEN — An argument last week led to a woman being shot in the head in southeastern Suwannee County.

According to the Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office, Kimberly Williams was shot outside a residence off 214th Street around 6:20 p.m. June 25.

The investigation into the incident is still ongoing.

“We’re just trying to figure out what happened,” Sheriff Sam St. John said the following day. “There’s some conflicts of some stories and we’re trying to get everything deciphered out.”

Adam James Hughes, a 32-year-old from Branford, has been arrested for possession of weapon by a convicted felon as well as tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.

An SCSO report states a witness saw the suspect with a handgun prior to the shooting.

The suspect, though, claims the victim shot herself and authorities have been unable to locate the gun, with the report stating the suspect allegedly said he may thrown the gun under one of the vehicles at the residence. Several 9mm shell casings were recovered from the scene.

The report also states the suspect would not cooperate and assist law enforcement in finding the gun.

According to the report, the suspect also allegedly admitted to covering up blood on the ground with dirt from the driveway.

The victim was flown to UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville in critical condition. St. John said she was awake and responsive to family member’s questions Friday.

Additional charges surrounding the shooting are pending the investigation.

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