- Associated Press - Sunday, May 28, 2017

RED LION, Pa. (AP) - Prosecutors say no charges will be filed against a man who accidentally shot his wife in their central Pennsylvania home a week ago, fearing she was an intruder.

State police in York County said the 78-year-old woman was listed in stable condition at York Hospital after she was shot in the chest at about 3:30 a.m. on May 21.

Trooper Brent Miller said she was in the bathroom of their Red Lion home when her 78-year-old husband fired a shot after “something startled” him, “woke him up.” Miller said medical issues, which he didn’t specify, may have been a factor.

The county district attorney’s office said prosecutors reviewed the facts carefully, consulted with state police and reviewed the law before determining “that charges were not warranted in this matter.”


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