Cops: Man, 88, Shoots Wife at Nevada Hospital

He is on suicide watch after critically injuring her

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 20, 2014 1:14 AM CST | Updated Jan 20, 2014 6:00 AM CST

(Newser) – An 88-year-old Nevada man is on suicide watch in prison after shooting his wife in the chest as she lay in the hospital, critically injuring her, police say. The sheriff in Carson City says William Dresser was arrested for attempted murder after shooting his wife once with a handgun he had recently bought, the AP reports. The woman, whose injuries are considered life-threatening, was in a rehabilitation ward at the time. The incident, which sparked a 2-hour lockdown at the facility, was domestic related, police tell KOLO8.

This photo provided by the Carson City Sheriff 's Departmentshows William Dresser.
This photo provided by the Carson City Sheriff 's Departmentshows William Dresser.   (AP Photo/Carson City Sheriff Department)
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