Police: Man shoots wife prior to claiming she attempted suicide

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on August 30, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Updated Thursday, Aug 30 at 4:15 PM

FLORISSANT, Mo. (KMOV) – A 55-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly shot his wife the day before she tried to commit suicide.

Clarence Edwards was charged with assault.

Authorities said Edwards called police on Saturday to say his wife had attempted suicide. Upon their arrival, police found his wife had been shot recently.

An investigation determined Clarence has possession of the gun when it went off.

Edwards posted bail and was released.

 

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