Man looking for intruder accidentally shoots wife - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Man looking for intruder accidentally shoots wife

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - A Natchez man shot and killed his wife when he mistook her for an intruder in their home, according to police.

Police Chief Mike Mullins said Glenn and Deborah Mizell awoke around 4 a.m. Tuesday to the sound of their barking dog. Mullins said Glenn Mizell went to investigate, taking a pistol with him.

Mullins said Glenn Mizell began checking through the house and was unaware his wife had left the bedroom and gone into the kitchen. Mullins said when Mizell saw her figure in the dark, he fired his gun once.

Authorities said 49-year-old Deborah Mizell was shot once in the chest and died at the scene.

Mullins said a preliminary investigation shows the shooting was an accident.

 

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