Police: Kansas man accidentally shot by wife UPDATE

11: 55 a.m.    (AP) — Law enforcement authorities now say the shooting of a Kansas man by his wife was not an accident.police.jpg

A 31-year-old Potwin woman was arrested Monday morning in her husband’s shooting at their home Sunday.

Butler County authorities originally believed the shooting was an accident, after the couple both said it was in separate statements.

Sheriff Kelly Herzet says investigators decided the shooting wasn’t accidental after interviewing the couple’s four children. He says the children told investigators the couple was arguing when the woman shot her husband.

The woman is being held in the county jail pending filing of formal charges.

The children were placed with a grandparent.

The 44-year-old husband remains in critical condition at a Wichita hospital.


 6:10  a.m.  (AP) — Law enforcement authorities say a Kansas man is hospitalized after his wife shot him in an apparent accident.


The Butler County Sheriff’s Office says the 49-year-old Potwin man was shot in the shoulder Sunday evening at his home.

Undersheriff Tony Wilhite says the man’s 31-year-old wife and a neighbor both called 911 to report the shooting. The woman was giving her husband first aid when emergency workers arrived at the house. The man was flown to a Wichita hospital.

Authorities say he was able to provide a statement to authorities, which confirmed his wife’s report that the shooting was an accident.

The incident is still under investigation. No names have been released.

Four children at the home at the time of the shooting were not hurt.


  • Darwin

    “accidently” Honey do list means DO NOW!!! JK Hope for a speedy recovery.

    • notyourbusinessinks

      And the update states now, (just moments ago) this was not an accident. The children told police it was not an accident. Still wishing him a speedy recovery and hopefully no mental anquish for the children.

  • Interested

    So is the guy 49 or 44 years old? Which is it Hays Post?

  • Hays Post

    Yes, he is 44 or 49 years old.