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Florida man shoots, kills pregnant wife after mistaking her for intruder

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Posted at 10:08 AM, Nov 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-05 10:08:41-05

STUART, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff's officials say a Florida man mistook a noise outside his bedroom door for an intruder and fatally shot his pregnant wife.

The shooting happened just around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday in Stuart.

Martin County Sheriff William Snyder says the man frantically called 911, telling dispatchers he accidentally shot his wife.

She was taken to a hospital where she died. The sheriff says the man gave detectives a detailed account of what happened.

A 2-year-old child also in the home was not injured.

Snyder says the case is being investigated. He warns people with guns to be careful when using deadly force.