• Man mistakes wife for intruder, shoots twice as she returns from bathroom, police say

    By: Monique Valdes , Megan Cruz

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    WINTER GARDEN, Fla. - A man accidentally shot his wife thinking she was an intruder, according to Winter Garden police. 

    Police said Nathan Simmons and his wife, Allison Simmons, thought there was an intruder earlier in the night Wednesday in their home on Aurelius Drive.

    Once they walked through the house with a firearm and didn't find anything suspicious, they both went to bed, police said. 

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    Allison Simmons went to the bathroom later in the night and used her cellphone for a flashlight, police said. 

    When she opened the door, Nathan Simmons thought she was an intruder and shot her twice, according to police. 

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    Allison Simmons was shot in the hip and was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

    "This guy feels horrible about what he did," said Lt. Scott Allen with the Winter Garden Police Department. "They were both apologizing to each other and couldn't believe this happened."

    Police said the evidence backs up the couple’s story, but the investigation is ongoing. 

    Follow reporter Megan Cruz and for updates on this developing story.

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