West Virginia: Woman shoots her husband during fight

Clendenin, West Virginia

From the Charleston Daily Mail of December 27, 2007

Woman shoots her husband during fight

Police say a Clendenin woman shot her husband after an argument turned physical.

The man is in the hospital after being shot in the abdomen.

Darrell and Leisa Welch, both 31, who are a legally-separated couple, got into a verbal argument at their residence on Thorofare Road on Wednesday night, said Kanawha County Sheriff’s Lt. Sean Crosier.

After the argument, Darrell left the home, but returned just before 9 p.m., Crosier said.

Leisa locked the front door when he arrived, but Darrell kicked it in, Crosier said.

The two then got into a physical fight, the deputy said.

Leisa was able to get away from Darrell and got a small, .22-caliber pistol and shot him once in the abdomen, Crosier said.

He was taken to Charleston Area Medical’s Center General Hospital where he is under evaluation.

Police did not arrest or charge either person in the case, but are requesting advice from prosecuting attorneys in the ongoing case, Crosier said.

The investigation is continuing, he said.


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