A San Antonio man claims he mistook his wife for an intruder then shot her to death.
Police were called on Saturday morning to the North Side after a man claims he accidentally shot his wife in the chest.
The unidentified man told police that he was asleep when he heard noises coming from the front of the house in the 3500 block of Bent Hollow after 4:00 a.m., and saw a flash of light, according to My San Antonio.
He said he then grabbed his shotgun and went into a hallway.
Investigators continued to say that as the man turned the corner, he fired a single shot at the person he thought was an intruder.
The man then realized he had shot his wife, 48, police said.
Police said the person he mistook for an intruder was his wife and she died at the scene after suffering a gunshot wound to the chest, according to KSAT.
Authorities say they are in the process of gathering information and interviewing neighbors.
“We have a crime scene investigators and homicide unit here trying to put the puzzle pieces together, and determine exactly what happened,” said Officer Doug Greene with SAPD. “The male has been transported to the homicide unit and he’s being interviewed at this time.”
At this point, the man has not been charged.
How tragic that this man felt the need to protect his family by having a gun in the house without even knowing that one should identify their target before opening fire.
The husband’s version of the story smells funny or he’s just another idiot with a gun — or both.
The husband – now a widower – is only described as in his forties.