Woman Shoots Husband After Man Pepper Sprays Couple In Their Home

SPD’s 911 Dispatch Center received a call just before 11 PM Wednesday, and while no one on the line spoke, dispatchers could hear a disturbance in the background.

Dispatchers determined the call was coming from a home in the 9000 block of 3rd Avenue Southwest, and officers arrived a short time later and found a man with a gunshot wound to his hand. The man and his wife, who was also at the scene, told officers they had been in an argument with a known man, who ended up pepper spraying the couple. They said the woman then took out a handgun and fired a “warning shot”, which struck her husband in the hand.

The couple said they then chased the known man out of their home and the wife fired three additional rounds.

Officers recovered the firearm and arrested the woman for unlawful discharge of a firearm and assault. Police continue to investigate the case and the second man involved in the incident.