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Sheriff's Office: Woman shoots estranged husband during attempted sexual assault

(MGN)

A Jefferson County woman shot her estranged husband after he broke into her home and attempted to sexually assault her, according to the sheriff's office.

The woman told deputies she shot the man in the leg to fend him off and he escaped the Center Point home. Deputies later stopped the man on the 1900 block of Old Springville Road. He was then taken to an area hospital.

Following questioning, detectives arrested the 31-year-old man. He is charged with attempted rape and 2nd degree domestic violence. He remains under guard at the hospital and will be booked into the Jefferson County Jail upon release from medical care.

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