HCSO: Husband accidentally shoots wife after believing intruder was inside home

By Anoushah Rasta - Anchor/Reporter

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas - A man accidentally shot his wife, thinking she was an intruder inside their northwest Harris County home, deputies said.

The shooting happened around 2:30 a.m. Friday in the 13000 block of Lake Crest Parkway.

The case is being passed on to the district attorney's office and possibly a grand jury. As of now,  the husband hasn't been charged.

According to the Harris County Sheriff's Office, the man was sleeping when he woke up to the sound of someone "scuffling" downstairs.

Deputies said he saw the front door open so he grabbed his gun thinking a burglar had broken in.

But when he fired, his target was his wife.

Someone answered the door at the couple's home when KPRC 2 showed up Friday afternoon, but didn't want to answer questions.

The sheriff's office said the woman was taken to the North Cypress Medical Center in good condition, but there have been no updates on her condition.

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