Man shoots self in leg, blames wife, po­lice say

The Denver Post - - NEWS -

MANITOU SPRINGS» A man was ar­rested early Mon­day af­ter he al­legedly at­tacked his wife on Christ­mas night and shot him­self in the leg, blam­ing her for the in­jury.

Kevin Mur­phy, in his early 30s, was taken into cus­tody on sus­pi­cion of first-de­gree as­sault, an act of do­mes­tic vi­o­lence, af­ter he was re­leased from a hos­pi­tal, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease from Manitou Springs po­lice.

At about 9:45 p.m. Sun­day, po­lice were called to a home on Cedar Lane for a re­port of a shoot­ing.

Mur­phy told of­fi­cers his wife shot him in the thigh through the bath­room door and ran away. His wife, who was de­tained for ques­tion­ing, re­ported that she was hid­ing in the bath­room af­ter her hus­band tried to choke her. When she opened the door and saw her hus­band had shot him­self, she left the home, she told of­fi­cers.

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