Soldier Zia Segule was shot after he activated his home's burglar alarm
Soldier Zia Segule was shot after he activated his home's burglar alarm

Woman accidentally shoots husband bringing her breakfast

A WOMAN shot her husband in the chest as he was trying to surprise her with breakfast in bed, because she thought he was an intruder.

Zia Segule, 28, a soldier from Fort Bragg in North Carolina returned home, after his wife thought he had gone to work.

Unbeknown to Mr Segule, Tiffany Segule, 27, had activated the home alarm system, which he triggered when he returned.

Mrs Segule, thinking there was an intruder, armed herself with a handgun and mistakenly shot her husband through her closed bedroom door, Associated Press reported.

The military man was able to walk and talk after sustaining his gunshot wound, and has since been released from Cape Fear Valley Medical Centre and said "I'm good" on his return home.

His wife was questioned by police and said she had been concerned about the number of break-ins in the area.

Neighbour Jose Estrella said he understood how the shooting could have occurred: "Being a female by herself, there are a lot of people out there doing harm, so you have to do what you have to do to protect yourself," he told WDTV.

"Even at night, I wake up at night and say 'Okay, did I just hear something?' But I wouldn't open fire just like that."

 


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