Albertville, AL — A man who shot his pregnant, estranged wife on Thanksgiving before turning the gun on himself has died, officials said.
The man, whose name has not been released, died Saturday morning at Huntsville Hospital, AL.com reports.
The man’s pregnant wife, whose name has also not been released, gave birth to a healthy baby via Caesarean section, Marshall County District Attorney Steve Marshall said. The baby’s gender is not known at this time.
Marshall said, “As far as I know, mama and baby are doing OK.” He also said he received a phone call from police shortly after lunch Saturday notifying him that the man had died and questing an autopsy. He said the autopsy has been ordered.
The names of the victim and shooter are being withheld until Monday because some family members had not yet been notified.
The shooting took place Thanksgiving Day on when the man was invited to have dinner at his estranged wife’s house on Lydia Street in Albertville. The couple had been separated several months before, Police Sgt. Jamie Smith said Friday. The woman was eight months pregnant.
Around 7 pm, an argument began and the man shot his wife several times, including once in the face. He then turned the gun on himself, and shot himself in the head.
Both were taken by different medical helicopters to Huntsville Hospital.
There was a bit of good news in this particularly violent start to the holiday season. A young man who was shot in the head during a confrontation on Halloween woke up from his coma in what is being called a Thanksgiving miracle.