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Wake County man charged in wife's death

Posted February 2, 2011 5:15 p.m. EST
Updated February 2, 2011 5:32 p.m. EST

— A Wake County man has been charged in the shooting death of the his wife, authorities said Wednesday. 

F. John Evans, 67, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Donna Scheulen Evans, 53, who was shot at 4224 Brook Cross Drive, near Apex, on Jan. 16.

John Evans was shot in the stomach. He was arrested Wednesday after his release from WakeMed Hospital. 

In a 911 call, a distraught woman told emergency dispatchers that she was in the shower upstairs at the home when she heard John Evans screaming for help.

"He said she shot him," said the caller, whose name was not released.

The caller told dispatchers that the gun was on the floor next to Donna Evans, who was lying on her stomach in the bedroom with blood on her back.

John Evans could be heard yelling for help in the background during the call.