Woman shot during scuffle between men

March 19, 2009 12:09:40 PM PDT
The Halifax County Sheriff's Office arrested two men after responding to a shooting.Deputies say they were called to a home on Warren Road Thursday. When they arrived on the scene, offices say 37-year-old Robert King told them his wife had been shot.

King led the officers to a bedroom where April King was found with a gunshot wound to her leg.

Upon further investigation, they learned that the victim's uncle, 62-year-old James Walker, shot her.

Officers say Robert and April King were fighting when Walker attempted to intervene. Walker told officers he took his rifle with him to break up the fight.

Walker and Robert King then began to fight and fell onto the floor. That's when Walker says the gun discharged and struck April King in her lower left leg.

Walker is charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. He is being held under a $10,000 bond. His court date is scheduled for March 22.

Robert King is charged with resisting officers and obstruction. Authorities say he interfered with officers at the scene. His court date is scheduled for March 31.


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