LPD: Man shoots wife over furniture dispute

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Scratches on antique furniture led to a shooting Sunday night in Lexington, according to police.

Lexington Police were called to a home on Bahama Road just before 9:30 p.m. to a report of a domestic dispute with shots fire.

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They arrived to find a woman outside the home in the driveway, suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg. Police say she told them she was shot by her husband, 54-year-old Steven Meade, who was still in the home, intoxicated and armed with a gun.

Meade did not come out of the home when officers arrived, leading to a standoff that lasted until 11:15 p.m. when he finally left the home and was taken into custody.

According to Meade’s arrest citation, the incident started when his wife came home and noticed scratches on her antique furniture. Meade denied causing the scratches and, when she insisted he did, court records say Meade pulled out a gun he kept in his recliner and fired a shot to scare her.

Documents say Meade told police he didn’t realize his wife was shot.

Meade is charged with assault.