Man shoots self in leg, blames wife, police say
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.