Deputies: Husband shot wife in Cordova home, suspicious - Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Deputies: Husband shot wife in Cordova home

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MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - A Shelby county husband is charged in the shooting of his wife.

The shooting happened on the 1000 block of Links View Lane in Memphis.

Charles Rice, 61, is charged with aggravated assault.

Neighbors say this shooting came just days after the murder of high school basketball coach, Jimmy McClain, who lived just around the corner.

"Just saw a flash that there was a shooting in Cordova and I just got a little bit sensitive because of what happened up the street," said Rudy Sladyk.

Officers spent hours collecting evidence at the home of Charles Rice. His wife was taken to the hospital with a bullet wound to her collar area.

Rice told police he accidentally shot his wife as he cleaned his gun. Early on, detectives ruled the shooting as suspicious.

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