Fayetteville Police: Man Turns Self In After Shooting Wife

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FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) -- A man turned himself in to police Tuesday (June 7) after shooting his wife, according to Fayetteville police.

David E. Warford, 47, is being held at the Washington County Detention Center on suspicion of felony first-degree domestic battery, his arrest report states.

Warford called 911 requesting an ambulance be sent to a home at 2209 E. Manor Dr. off Crossover Road and then hung up, according to the report.

The 911 operator was able to reestablish contact with Warford, who said he had contemplated suicide and his wife was shot by accident, the report states. He said he and his wife had been arguing over the past weekend and blamed alcohol for the arguments, according to the report.

When officers arrived on scene they found Warford in his front yard and the his wife inside the house with an apparent gunshot wound to her abdomen, the report states.

The victim was transported to Washington Regional Medical Center. Her injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening at this time, police said.