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Man arrested for shooting wife on Raleigh road

Posted March 12, 2009 7:15 a.m. EDT
Updated March 19, 2009 12:50 p.m. EDT

— Raleigh police arrested Anthony Lee Cooper, 32, Thursday for shooting his wife.

Cooper faces charges of attempted murder, communicating threats and assault on a female.

Police said Cooper grabbed his wife, Crystal Cooper, and dragged her from their home at 1909 Hadley Road Thursday morning.

The shooting occurred shortly after 7 a.m. at Rock Quarry and Cross Link roads. Police closed Cross Link Road until about 9:30 a.m. to investigate  the incident.

Crystal Cooper was taken to WakeMed Thursday morning with a gunshot wound to her stomach, police said.

Two boys, ages 9 and 2, were with the couple at the time of the shooting, police said.

At his first court appearance, Anthony Cooper was ordered held on $1 million secured bond.