*Well damn, try to do something romantic for your significant other and this is how she shows her appreciation? I am sure this Fort Bragg soldier got the surprise of his life as he lay on the stretcher with a bullet lodged in his chest while en route to the emergency room. He had been shot by his wife as he entered their bedroom carrying breakfast.
Police say they are still unsure whether or not Zia attempted to let his wife know that he was home or if he even attempted to shut off the alarm. All they say they know for sure is that Tiffany — perhaps nervous due to a series of break-ins in the area recently — pulled out a gun and fired one round sight unseen, through her closed bedroom door.
The shot struck her husband in the chest.
Fayetteville Police Department Spokesperson Antoine Kincaide said that the pistol-packing wife was “doing what she thought was right” and acting in what she thought was self-defense. “She woke up. She armed herself and she fired a shot through her bedroom door hitting her husband in the chest,” Kincaide recounted.
“Being a female by herself, there are a lot of people out there doing harm, so you have to do what you have to do to protect yourself,” said one understanding neighbor, Jose Estrella. “Even at night, I wake up and say ‘Okay, did I just hear something?’ But I wouldn’t open fire just like that.”
The accidental shooting certainly could have been a lot worse, Just before the New Year’s holiday, a toddler in Idaho grabbed his mom’s gun as they shopped in a Walmart, and accidentally and fatally, shot her.
Soldier Zia Segule wasn’t talking much, though he is said to be doing well despite the shooting at the hands of his wife. His only comment to the media was, “I’m good.” But doctors said he was walking under his own power as well as speaking.