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Sheriff: Man shot wife after mistaking her for intruder

May 23, 2019 GMT

SOLDIER, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a man shot his wife in western Iowa after mistaking her for an intruder trying to get into their home.

Monona County Sheriff Jeffrey Pratt says in a news release that 48-year-old Jackie Krier had been outside the family home about 3 miles (5 kilometers) west of Soldier when she was shot Tuesday evening by 49-year-old Brian Krier.

Jackier Krier was taken to an Onawa hospital and then transferred to a hospital in Sioux City.

The shooting is being investigated.