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Man arrested after allegedly shooting wife in Monroe, Michigan

Police were called to the scene by children of the couple who watched the argument where the husband was reportedly holding a gun to his wife's head.
Credit: WTOL 11

MONROE, Mich. — A 38-year-old man was arrested just before midnight on Friday after allegedly shooting his wife twice at a home in Monroe, Michigan.

The Monroe police department says they were called to the home in the 800 block of Western Avenue around 11:55 p.m., for an argument between a husband and wife where the husband was reportedly pointing a gun at the wife’s head.

Police say they received that information from children of the couple who had gone to a neighbor's after their parents arguing became more and more heated, resulting in them witnessing their father pointing a gun at their mother.

When officers arrived, they ordered the occupants to come out. James Thomas Brasfield Jr., 38, came out of the residence shortly after. Brasfield was later determined to be the suspect in the shooting.

Brasfield, who was highly intoxicated, was taken into custody without issue.

Officers soon heard a female calling out from inside. When they entered the home they found Brasfield's wife, with at least one gunshot wound.

The City of Monroe Fire and Monroe Community Ambulance transported the woman to a Toledo area hospital where it was discovered she had been shot twice.

The victim underwent surgery. Her condition is unknown at this time.

An 11-month-old child was also found inside the house alive and well. 

There were four other children that had fled the home prior to the shooting. They were also physically unharmed.

Child Protective Services was called to the scene to care for the children.

The Detective Bureau conducted a search warrant of the residence and located several firearms. The suspect is being held at the jail on charges of attempted murder.

Anyone with any information involving this incident is asked to contact Detective Nelson at (734) 243-7509 or Detective Merkle at (734) 243-7517.

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