Man shot by cop wife charged

June 8, 2010 9:42:51 AM PDT
A 46-year-old Chicago man has been charged in an altercation with his wife, who is a police officer. Andrew Williams, 46, is charged with one count of domestic physical battery and one count of reckless discharge of a firearm after firing at a male acquaintance of his wife around 1:30 a.m. Friday in the 11600-block of South Elizabeth Street.

Williams' wife, who was off-duty, then fired back at Williams, striking and injuring him in the arm.

The male acquaintance was not struck when the husband shot at him, according police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro, who said the husband was the only person wounded in the incident.

A weapon was recovered on the scene, according to a News Affairs release.

"The fire department was never dispatched for medical transports,'' according to Chicago Fire Department Media Affairs spokesman Larry Langford.

Calumet Area detectives are also investigating.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.