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UPDATE: Man charged with shooting wife in domestic dispute

Huntsville Police said the woman was shot in the leg during a fight Thursday night.

Posted: Jun 15, 2018 12:29 AM
Updated: Jun 15, 2018 10:59 AM

Huntsville Police have charged a man with domestic violence after they said he shot his wife in a fight Thursday night.

Around 10:30 p.m., police said Algernon Hampton, 47, was arguing with his wife at a home in the 600 block of Kennan Drive.

According to a police report, the argument became physical and Hampton began choking his wife, who managed to pick up a knife and cut him on the arm.

Hampton went into a bedroom, got a pistol and shot his wife in the leg, police said.

Huntsville Police said the shooting happened during a domestic dispute.

Officers said they took Hampton into custody without incident when they arrived.

The woman was rushed to Huntsville Hospital, where she was treated and later released.

Huntsville Police proceeded to tape off the house and blocked the road for more than an hour while they investigated.

Hampton was charged with second-degree domestic violence. His bond had not been set as of midday Friday, according to jail records.

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