Florida man thinks he hears an intruder, shoots pregnant wife

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.

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