On Wednesday around 1:30 a.m. a Martin County man thought he heard someone outside his bedroom door in Stuart, Florida, Martin County Sheriff William Snyder said during a news conference.
He didn’t realize his wife wasn’t in the room when he went to investigate with a handgun and then saw a shape in the hallway, which he shot at once. Upon realizing it was his wife he called 911 and told dispatchers he shot her, The Associated Press reported.
She was taken to a hospital, where she later died. The husband and wife have not been identified by deputies.
Detectives are awaiting on autopsy results but are still investigating what exactly happened, which includes forensic tests and seeing how dark it was in the hallway, WPBF reported.