A man living in florida has mistaken killed his pregnant wife.
Naija news learnt the man fatally shot his pregnant wife after waking up in the middle of the night and thinking she was an intruder,
According to police authorities in florida who believe it was nothing more than a tragic mistake, The man called officers to their home in Stuart, about 40 miles northwest of Palm Beach, around 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday.
When officers arrived, the man was standing outside the home with the couple’s other child yelling for help while, The wife was found inside the home suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.
A handgun with an attached light that was turned on was found next to her and another handgun was located on a dresser in the couple’s bedroom.The wife was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.
The sheriff’s office told local station WPBF in Tequesta that the wife was six months pregnant and doctors were able to save the baby.
Sheriff William Snyder told the outlet that the husband said he woke up in the middle of the night, thought he heard an intruder in the home and grabbed his firearm to investigate. The man, who said he didn’t realize his wife had gotten up, saw a shape in the hallway and fired a single shot, the sheriff said.
“Unfortunately it turned out to be his wife,” Snyder said.
Snyder said there is no indication that the shooting was more than just a mistake, but it is still being treated as a suspicious death.
“Though we do have a good statement from him, we don’t take anything at face value and we’ll continue investigating, do all of the backgrounds. There’s a lot of investigative steps that we’ll take to make sure that he’s telling the truth,” he told the outlet.
The names of the couple have not been released due to Marsy’s Law, which protects the identities of victims of a crime, a sheriff’s office spokeswoman said.