Domestic assault ends up in female accidentally shooting male in foot

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Unioin, Mo. -- This morning at approximately 2:00 AM, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by Mercy Hospital in Washington in reference to a subject with a gunshot wound.  Deputies responded to Mercy.  The victim told deputies that he was cleaning a handgun when it discharged and struck him in the foot.

Deputies responded to the residence on Grandview Farms Drive outside of Union and made contact with a female at that residence.  In speaking with the female, deputies discovered there had actually been a domestic disturbance prior to the injury.

The female stated that the argument had been physical. She stated that she fired a shot in to the floor in an attempt to get the male subject to leave when it struck him in the foot.

The female was arrested for investigation of domestic assault.  She has been identified as a white female, age 48 from Union.  The victim was a 41-year old white male, also from Union.  The incident is currently under investigation.