A Soldier tried to surprise his wife with breakfast in bed, but he wound up surprising her so much that she shot him, reports WTVR.
According to Fayetteville police, 28-year-old Zia Segule, had left for work when his wife, 27-year-old Tiffany Segule, crawled back into bed and activated the home’s alarm system.
But when Zia Segule later came back home to surprise his wife with breakfast, he walked in through the front door and triggered the home’s alarm system.
Police said Tiffany Segule shot her husband through the couple’s closed bedroom door.
Zia Segule suffered a gunshot wound to his chest and was taken to an area hospital. When he returned home Friday afternoon, he said “I’m good.”
Police, who questioned Tiffany Segule, said the woman may have been on edge because of recent home and vehicle break-ins in the area.
“She was doing what she felt was right and to defend herself at that time,” said Antoine Kincade with the Fayetteville Police Department. “She woke up. She armed herself and she fired a shot through her bedroom door hitting her husband in the chest.”
Jose Estrella, who lives near the couple, said he understands how the shooting could have happened.
“And 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,” Estrella said. “Even at night, I wake up at night and say ‘Okay, did I just hear something?’ But I wouldn’t open fire just like that.”