Man fatally shot during altercation with wife, Lake County deputies say

Chris Smith, 31, found dead from apparent single gunshot wound, sheriff’s office says

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LAKE COUNTY, Fla. – A man was fatally shot during a physical altercation with his wife in Paisley, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded to the couple’s home in Paisley Friday night where they found 31-year-old Chris Smith dead from a gunshot wound, according to the sheriff’s office.

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Officials said Marina McDonald, Smith’s wife, told deputies her husband pointed a gun at her during a physical altercation and she tried to take the gun away from him when “a struggle for the gun ensued.”

The sheriff’s office said McDonald had injuries consistent with a physical altercation.

The investigation is ongoing.


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