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  • A Colorado man, 56, shot his wife in the leg Friday after the victim honked a car horn
  • He denied shooting and owning a gun but was arrested and charged following the incident
  • The victim was treated at a local hospital and has since been released

A man in Pueblo County, Colorado, shot his wife moments after the victim used a car horn, authorities said Saturday.

Deputies were responding to a report of a shooting at a residence located in the 100 block of Vision Lane just before 10 p.m. Friday when they encountered a 56-year-old woman in a truck who had a gunshot wound to her leg, the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office (PCSO) said in a statement.

Police provided medical attention until emergency medical personnel arrived.

The unnamed woman had driven to the residence together with her husband, identified as Eric Bramschreiber, 55, to discuss the purchase of a vehicle, according to the PCSO's press release.

"Bramschreiber went into a trailer on the property while the victim remained in the truck. The victim said after about 30 minutes, she began honking the horn to get Bramschreiber to come outside so they could leave," police said.

Following the honking, Bramschreiber went outside and fired off three shots from a handgun, a witness told police. One of the gunshots struck Bramschreiber's wife in the leg.

Bramschreiber later told deputies that he did not shoot a gun. He also allegedly denied having a gun.

Deputies sought and executed a search warrant on the trailer and found two handguns. They also discovered shell casings outside the trailer, according to the press release.

Bramschreiber was arrested for felonies illegal discharge of a firearm, second-degree assault and menacing after the incident. He has been booked into the Pueblo County Jail.

Meanwhile, his wife was taken to a local hospital, where she was treated and then released.

In a similar story, a 59-year-old Kentucky man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly shot and killed his wife in November.

Stephon Henderson was arrested shortly after he called 911 and claimed that he killed his wife, Talina Henderson, 47, at their home in Bay Colony Lane, Lexington, on Nov. 23.

The shooting was believed to be the result of a domestic dispute, officials said. Talina had filed for an emergency protective order against her husband prior to the incident.

Stephon, who has been charged with one count each of murder and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, appeared court in court on Dec. 6, WKYT reported.

He waived the preliminary hearing and opted to go straight to a grand jury.

Stephon previously pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and spouse abuse back in 1998. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail, 83 of which were suspended, and two years of probation.

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