The Winter Garden Police Department has recently launched an inquiry into apparent home invasion case in which a 31-year-old was wounded by her own husband. According to the official police report, an Aurelius Drive homeowner opened fire on his wife as the victim was leaving the bathroom. No charges were filed against the shooter; the case is listed as an accident.
Winter Garden Man Shoots Wife Who Was Looking for Burglar
Several Winter Garden police officers were summoned on Wednesday night to an Aurelius Drive house after an individual dialed 911 and told the emergency operator that he accidentally shot his wife.
Upon arriving at the location, the authorities identified a 31-year-old female victim with gunshot wounds. The woman was transported to the hospital where she received treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.
Based on the testimonies, the authorities have been able to reconstruct what happened on Wednesday night. The victim, later identified as Allison Simmons, told the authorities she woke up after hearing a strange, rustling-like sound coming from downstairs. Mrs. Simmons mentioned that Nathan, her husband, was fast asleep.
Allison went down to investigate the rest of the house but gave up after approximately 45 minutes. After abandoning her searches, the woman went into the bathroom, using her cellphone’s light to find her way in the dark.
Meanwhile, Mr. Simmons woke up and heard something coming from the downstairs bathroom. Before leaving the bedroom, the Winter Garden man grabbed a firearm. Upon seeing the light coming from the restroom, the man went inside and fired his gun two times what he thought to be a burglar.
Unfortunately, after switching on the light, the man realized that the supposed home invader was actually his wife.
The Winter Garden Police Department will not press charges against Mr. Simmons.
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