Police: Urbandale Man Charged with Attempted Murder for Shooting Wife

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Andrew Wood (WHO 13)

URBANDALE, Iowa – An Urbandale man is facing a charge of attempted murder following a shooting that injured his wife Tuesday night.

Sgt. Chad Underwood with the Urbandale Police Department says officers were called to a home in the 9300 block of Parkside Lane around 10:30 p.m. on a report of domestic violence.

According to the criminal complaint, 45-year-old Andrew Wood was fighting with his wife when he slapped her across the face. She then punched Wood in the face and fled into a bathroom.

That’s when Wood went and got a .32 caliber handgun and fired a shot into the wall between him and his wife, telling her “the next ones[sic] going to be in you.” The complaint says Wood fired five more shots into the wall and one of them hit his wife in the right bicep.

Police say the woman was transported by ambulance to a Des Moines hospital for treatment. Her injuries are not life-threatening.

Wood is being held in the Polk County Jail and is expected to make his first jail court appearance Wednesday morning.

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