Husband Shoots Wife So She Can Avoid Military Deployment

Police investigate alleged home invasion that turned out to be a scam.
3:00 | 09/15/12

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We were called out this home on Clarence street at around 3:30 this morning reference to a 25 year old woman who lived there. Who had been shot. 25 year old -- grooms was shot inside her home with her two young children sleeping in the other room. She had two gunshot wounds to her legs and told police that an armed intruder confronted her. And fired one shot before escaping through the back door. But the location of the gunshot wounds and no sign of forced entry cause some suspicion for detectives on scene. Initially. Both individuals up to that original story. And then upon further discussion with both of them have learned that that was not the case in fact police say it was her husband 26 year old Christopher grooms. Who shot her with his own gun. But only after she asked him to. Detectives were able to determine that. Her husband who's there at the -- the time. Was the one who actually shot her and did so after she talked him into doing that. In order for her to. Avoid deployment with the united states air force. Judy grooms was taken to the hospital her husband Christopher was arrested and both have some explaining to do to the air force. You know initially the call came out of a possible home invasion. You know Portland that was in the case but unfortunately. For everybody involved couple. -- the wrong choice in viewing this particular situation.

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