A man accidentally shot his wife mistaking her for an intruder. This happened after someone tried to break in earler in the day.
— Jenn Schanz (@JennSchanzWXYZ) July 12, 2019
According to ABC13 the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an overnight fatal shooting in Ypsilanti Township.
It happened Thursday morning around 2:30 inside the couple’s shared home on Desoto Avenue off the I-94 Service Drive.
The couple’s two young children, ages two and four, were inside the home at the time according to police.
According to investigators, the couple suspected an attempted home invasion earlier in the day.
So hes a little bit on edge, goes to sleep, thinks his wife is next to him. When wakes up again, sees what he thinks is someone who is in his home, grabs his weapon and pulls the trigger,” said Derrick Jackson with the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office.
According to Jackson, the couple’s 4-year-old first spoke to a 911 operator, explaining their mother couldn’t breathe. Then the husband took the phone, indicating he had shot his wife in the chest.
The 31-year-old woman died from her injuries.
Sheriff’s deputies believe this was a…
It is absolutely imperative that you know your target and what is behind it. If it is dark you should have a light to not only illuminate the area but this aids in identifying your target. A simple tool would do well to prevent tragedies like this in the future!