Husband claims gunshot wound to wife’s face was accident; deputies say it was attempted murder
Birmingham, AL 11/01/201
A 43-year-old Adamsville man has been charged with attempted murder after he claimed he accidentally shot his wife.
At about 9:45 Tuesday morning deputies responded to a report of an accidental shooting in the area of Forestdale Blvd and Winters Drive. A caller, later identified as Raymond Swink, reported that he had accidentally shot his wife while in their vehicle.
Deputies arrived to find a 39-year-old woman suffering from a gunshot wound to her face. She was transported to an area hospital for treatment.
Raymond Keith Swink was taken into custody and questioned by detectives. He reported that he had intended to shoot himself, but accidentally shot his wife.
Evidence at the scene indicated that the shooting was no accident. Raymond Swink was taken to the Jefferson County Jail to await formal charges.
This morning detectives reviewed the case with the District Attorneys Office. An arrest warrant was issued formally charging Raymond Keith Swink with Attempted Murder. He remains in the Jefferson County Jail with bond set $100,000.