September 17, 2014
KELSEYVILLE, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a dentist was defending himself when he shot and wounded his estranged wife who had attacked him with a pickax.
The Lake County Sheriff's Department says dentist Don Johnson shot his wife, Margaret Johnson, once in the neck after she broke into their home with a pickax.
She was taken to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital and listed in stable, but critical condition.
The couple was not living together and Margaret Johnson had been
served with a restraining order the day of the shooting.
Don Johnson says his wife broke through a window after he had gone to bed Friday and that she entered the house armed with a pickax. Authorities say Johnson fired one shot, then called the sheriff's department.
Charges against Margaret Johnson are pending further investigation.
Information from: The Press Democrat, http://www.pressdemo.com
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