Man shoots wife, kills self in Jefferson Twp.
Woman, in stable condition, reportedly in process of seeking court-sanctioned protection from man.
An estranged husband ambushed his wife, deputies say, shooting her before killing himself in a Jefferson Twp. yard on Wednesday.
Deputies say an estranged husband executed a “well-thoughtout ambush” against his wife, shooting her twice before killing himself in a Jefferson Twp. yard on Wednesday morning.
The woman — reportedly in the process of seeking court-sanc
tioned protection from the man — was in stable condition, according to investigators.
The 35-year-old Indiana man, who was not immediately identified, parked his car down the road and hid by a shed on a property on the 5600 block of Germantown Pike, according to investigators.
His 27-year-old w ife, also unidentified, was being dropped off at the home around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday to get her car when her husband emerged and began firing, said Montgomery County Chief Deputy Rob Streck.
“He lives in Indiana,” a 911 caller said. “She’s shot laying on the ground.”
The woman reportedly was struck by two bullets.
The suspect then jumped into the bed of the pickup truck that dropped off his wife, but the estranged husband was ejected. A resident then emerged from the house with a shotgun as the suspect ran toward the house.
“He’s on foot ... he’s reloading,” the screaming caller said of the intruder. “He shot himself!”
Streck said the incident was a domestic dispute.
The female victim, who was taken to Miami Valley Hospital and is expected to survive, had been in the process of getting protection orders, Streck said.
The couple was separated and going through a divorce.
Nearby, on the 5500 block of Shank Road, investigators found a 2008 Toyota Scion XB with Indiana plates, according to a sheriff ’s office call log. The vehicle was towed and held for investigators.
The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office was called to the scene.
Investigators blocked Germantown Pike between Infirmary Road and Dayton Farmersville Road for the investigation.
A man, reportedly the estranged husband of a 27-year-old Jefferson Twp. woman, shot her before taking his own life Wednesday morning, according to deputies.