New Boston woman shoots husband

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A New Boston, Texas man is in critical but stable condition in a Shreveport hospital after being shot by his wife early Friday morning.

According to Bowie County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Jeff Neal, deputies were dispatched to the 500 block of CR 3102 in New Boston at 1:52 a.m when 9-1-1 received a call from a woman saying she had just shot her husband.

Upon arrival Deputies Danny French and Sergeant Curtis Cole met with Kimberlea Batson who escorted the deputies to her injured husband Jeremy Batson.

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‘Mr. Batson was found lying on bed holding a towel over a gunshot wound. Medical personnel arrived and transported Mr. Batson to a hospital for treatment of his injuries,” said Neal.

According to Neal, “Batson informed deputies that she and her husband had gotten into an argument. Mr. Batson asked her to leave their home. Mrs. Batson told her husband she was not properly dressed to leave the home at that time. It was at this time, Mrs. Batson said she noticed Mr. Batson got a look in his eyes like he has had in the past when he is getting ready to assault her. She retreated to a bedroom and locked the door. While Mrs. Batson was attempting to barricade this door, Mr. Batson kicked it open forcing his way into the bedroom. Mrs. Batson retrieved a handgun from underneath the mattress of the bed. She fired a warning shot from this handgun into the wall of the bedroom over Mr. Batson’s head. Mr. Batson continued towards Mrs. Batson as she retreated into the corner of the bedroom. When Mrs. Batson was no longer able to withdraw herself from Mr. Batson, she shot him once in the stomach and called 911.”

Mr. Batson was taken to the LSU hospital in Shreveport where he is listed in critical but stable condition.

According to Neal the investigation into this shooting is ongoing.

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