Police: Ohio man shoots wife of 45 years in hospital

Police: Ohio man shoots wife of 45 years in hospital

Police: Ohio man shoots wife of 45 years in hospital

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 5, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Updated Sunday, Aug 5 at 11:28 PM

AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio police say a 66-year-old man entered a hospital intensive care unit and shot his 65-year-old wife while standing at her bedside.

Akron police Capt. Dan Zampelli tells the Akron Beacon Journal that Saturday night's shooting may have been an attempted mercy killing. Akron General Medical Center spokesman Jim Gosky said Sunday afternoon the woman remained in critical condition.

John and Barbara Wise of Massillon have been married 45 years.

Gosky says one shot was fired and security officers reached the ICU in about one minute. A doctor was in a nearby room.

Gosky says privacy rules prevent release of details why Wise had been admitted to the ICU a few days earlier.

Police say her husband is being held on an attempted murder charge and is expected to be arraigned Monday.

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