Deputies: Wife shoots husband in leg during argument

Deputies: Wife shoots husband in leg during argument

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - A woman is accused of shooting her husband in the leg around 2 a.m. Wednesday near Cross Creek High School, according to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies said Annie Gaines, 71, got into an argument with her husband, 75-year-old Joseph Gaines, at their home in the 3800 block of Old Waynesboro Road.

During the argument, Annie Gaines shot Joseph Gaines in the thigh with a handgun, deputies said. Annie Gaines was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during a crime.

Joseph Gaines was transported to Georgia Regents Medical Center. Deputies said his injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

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