Man shoots wife of 45 years in Akron hospital

Associated Press


Ohio police say a 66-year-old man entered a hospital intensive care unit and shot his 65-year-old wife while standing at her bedside.

Akron police said early Sunday that the woman was in critical condition. Akron General Medical Center spokesman Jim Gosky said Sunday afternoon that her condition had not changed.

John and Barbara Wise of Massillon have been married 45 years.

Gosky says one shot was fired and security officers reached the ICU in about one minute. A doctor was in a nearby room.

Gosky says privacy rules prevent release of details why Wise had been admitted to the ICU a few days earlier.

Police say her husband is being held on an attempted murder charge and is expected to be arraigned today. No motive was disclosed.

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