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Indiana wife who accidentally shot, killed husband won't be charged

Tyler Williams died from a gunshot wound after a gun discharged when his wife was picking it up off the ground, New Albany police say.

NEW ALBANY, Ind — A woman in Indiana won't be charged in her husband's death, New Albany police announced Wednesday.

Tyler Williams died from a gunshot wound to the head on June 11. Officers found him after responding to a shooting call on Crossk Creek Blvd in New Albany. Officers and EMS provided mutual aid to Williams, but were unable to save him. Williams was pronounced dead on the scene.

According to police, their investigation revealed Williams and his wife were arguing with some other people and things escalated into a physical altercation. During the altercation, a gun fell on the ground. Police say when Ms. Williams picked up the gun, it discharged and the bullet struck her husband. 

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Police say they talked to witnesses as part of the investigation and later presented the evidence to the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office who reviewed the case. The prosecutor's office ruled the shooting accidental and said they won't be filing any charges against the wife.

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