A Minneapolis man remained jailed Tuesday after police say he shot his wife during an argument the night before, and then claimed that she had been wounded by an intruder.
The 26-year-old victim told officers that her husband had shot her in the back after he caught her sending sexually suggestive text messages to another person, according to a search warrant affidavit.
Police say the woman is expected to recover.
The man had called 911 shortly after 11 p.m. Monday to report that his wife had been shot by an unidentified man who had broken into their duplex. But when officers arrived at the home in the 900 block of Russell Avenue N., they found the woman in an upstairs bedroom with a gunshot wound to her back, a detective wrote in the affidavit. She told them that her husband had shot her after reading the text messages, the detective wrote.
A search of the house turned up two weapons — a 9mm semiautomatic handgun and a 12-gauge shotgun — and some loose ammunition, police said. They also found two spent shell casings.
As of Tuesday afternoon, the suspect, 25, remained held without bail in Hennepin County jail on suspicion of attempted murder. Court records show that his previous brushes with the law were for traffic and parking violations.
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Two children, ages 2 and 3, were in the home at the time of the shooting, police said.