A Powell County man is charged with first degree assault after police say he shot his wife in the back after a domestic dispute.
The incident happened Wednesday evening in Stanton. According to a citation, police arrived on scene where they made contact with Gary Morrison. Morrison advised that he shot his wife in the back in an attempt to kill her because she was attempting to place him in a psychiatric hospital.
The citation does not mention the extent of the wife’s injuries.
Morrison was not available for comment in the jail.