A 47-year-old man in Sebring, Fla., accidentally shot his 60-year-old wife in the face on Sunday after he mistook her for an intruder, reported the News Sun.
Sebring Police Department Cmdr. Steve Carr told the paper that the shooter, Eusebio Christian, said he heard a noise and got out of bed to check out what he allegedly thought was a break in. The paper reported that Christian told police he saw a figure in the kitchen and started shooting because he was afraid. The figure turned out to be his 60-year-old wife.
“Once he realized it was her, he stopped shooting,” Carr said. “All (shots) missed except one in the face.”
Carr told the Sun that the wife was expected to recover from the gunshot wound to her face. He also said the wife’s name has not been released because she may be a victim of domestic violence, reported the Sun.
According to Carr, Christian volunteered to go to a crisis center where he was evaluated and released the same day.
Carr said Christian is known to police because of calls he’s made citing theft and criminal mischief, none of which have resulted in viable leads.