NC woman arrested a day after shooting her husband several times, sheriff says

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An Indian Trail man remained in critical condition Thursday after his wife shot him “numerous times” in their home this week, a Union County sheriff’s official said.

Investigators obtained warrants charging 50-year-old Lavonda Earley with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, inflicting serious injury.

Earley turned herself in at the Sheriff’s Office about 6 p.m. Wednesday, 24 hours after the shooting, investigators said.

Her 56-year-old husband “was still in very critical condition” at a hospital Thursday morning and not in “stable condition,” as the Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook a day earlier, Chief Deputy Tony Underwood said.

Doctors rendered “emergency lifesaving medical efforts,” the Facebook post said. The man’s name has not been released.

Investigators haven’t determined a motive, partly because Earley exercised her constitutional right to silence, Underwood said. Investigators haven’t been able to interview her husband because of his condition, Underwood said.

Earley’s husband was shot “in various parts of his body” in a home in the 2000 block of Chandler Forest Court. Indian Trail is just southeast of Charlotte and Matthews.

Public records show the couple live in a home on that block.

Investigators responded after a neighbor called 911 to report that the victim went to his home and told him he’d been shot, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Sheriff’s detectives determined the man was shot “during a disturbance” at the couple’s home, according to the Facebook post.

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