Woman Reportedly Shoots Ex-Husband by Mistake

Contributor: Lance Vaught
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Updated: 5/14 6:07 pm
Deputies in Laurel County said they got a unique call early Wednesday morning, involving a woman who reportedly shot her ex-husband by accident with a black powder revolver.

Officers said they responded to Laurel River Church Road around 3:15am and learned that 31-year-old Rebecca Watkins and her former husband had gotten into an argument.

According to deputies, Watkins shot her ex once in the shoulder during the dispute.

He was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Watkins was charged with first-degree assault -- domestic violence -- and booked into the Laurel County Detention Facility.
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