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Man gets shot in head by wife, arrested by police for domestic violence


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- Colorado Springs police say a man who called 911 after being shot in the head by his wife ended up being taken into custody after investigators learned he had been strangling her before the shot rang out.

According to a post on the CSPD blotter, 30-year-old Morgan Chess called police and reported he had been shot in the head. Officers quickly arrived and found him and his wife before he was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to his head.

Police detained his wife but then learned that Chess had threatened to kill her. According to CSPD, Chess "strangulated his wife," and then she was able to get a pistol, firing it one time "while fearing for her life."

While police identified the victim as Chess' wife, it's not clear if they're currently still married.

Chess was taken into custody and is facing a felony assault charge for strangulation. He currently also has an open case against him from driving under the influence and vehicular eluding from an incident that happened on March 30. A mugshot hasn't been made available yet.

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