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Fayetteville police: Wife accidentally shoots husband

Posted January 9, 2015

— A woman accidentally shot her husband Friday morning after he unexpectedly returned home and set off the house alarm, Fayetteville police said.

The man, a Fort Bragg soldier, was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center with a superficial gunshot wound to the chest. Police said he was in stable condition and expected to be released Friday afternoon.

The incident happened about 10:15 a.m. at the couple’s home on Christian Street in Fayetteville.

Investigators said Tiffany Segule, 27, set the house alarm after her husband, Zia Segule, 28, left for work. He unexpectedly returned home with breakfast, setting off the alarm and waking up his wife, who was asleep in the bedroom.

There had been recent break-ins in the neighborhood, investigators said, and Tiffany Segule armed herself because she thought an intruder was in the house.

Investigators said she shot her husband through the closed bedroom door.

Investigators were still questioning Tiffany Segule on Friday afternoon, but no charges were expected.


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  • Kenny Dunn Jan 9, 2015
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    Wasn't this a defense used in South Africa?

  • kekkoinochi Jan 9, 2015

    Moral of this story. No good deed goes unpunished.

  • Lightfoot3 Jan 9, 2015

    For you newbies, please realize that sometimes WRAL adds more info to articles AFTER people have already started commenting. The details you newbies think are obvious, because they are in the article, sometimes aren't there at the beginning.

  • Lorna Schuler Jan 9, 2015
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    Apparently nobody (with a very few exceptions) bothers to read...and comprehend what happened here. Sheesh

  • lilylogansmom Jan 9, 2015

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    she probably had the alarm set for "stay" since she set it after he left. Maybe he couldn't get to the alarm box quick enough, and depending on the "main" door, if he opened any door besides the "main" door, the alarm will sound.

  • 68_dodge_polara Jan 9, 2015

    I'm suspicious.

  • Quagmire Jan 9, 2015

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    You should read the article, she shot him through a door.

  • Mike Watson Jan 9, 2015
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    For those of you wondering.... "Investigators said she shot her husband through the closed bedroom door."

  • simplylindsey2010 Jan 9, 2015

    Sounds like the makings of a Lifetime Channel movie. The husband deserved it because he was a man.

  • Dave Audette Jan 9, 2015
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    He wasn't wearing his reflective belt!!!
    Hands up, don't shoot, honey!!!