Man mistakenly shot by wife in Lower 9th Ward

Sep 10, 2012

A 57-year-old man was shot and killed by his wife today in the Lower 9th Ward, according to a press release issued by the New Orleans Police Department.

Police say the man's wife mistook him for an intruder, and shot him once. The man, whose name is being withheld by authorities pending the notification of his family members, was transported to a local hospital where he died.

The incident occurred shortly after 11 a.m. this morning at the couple's home in the 5800-block of North Claiborne Ave. The case will be turned over to the District Attorney's office for review, said police.

No charges have been filed in the incident.