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Audio: Shots fired after wife found with younger man

The man, 68, told police he feared for his safety when he found the 22-year-old in bed with his wife, 63

By Veronica M. Cruz
The Arizona Daily Star

SADDLEBROOK, Ariz. — A 68-year-old man, who told deputies he feared for his safety, shot at a 22-year-old man he found in bed with his wife at the couple's SaddleBrooke home early Saturday, authorities said.

The husband called 911 around 1 a.m. to report a shooting at his home in the 38000 block of South Apache Peak Drive in SaddleBrooke, Tim Gaffney, a Pinal County Sheriff's Office spokesman said in a news release.

The husband told deputies he fell asleep in the main house and when he woke up his wife was not in bed, so he went to check their guesthouse where he found the woman, 63, in bed with Stephen Trevor Chapman, the release said.

The man used his cane to poke Chapman to wake him and tell him to leave.

Chapman began to yell profanities at the man and refused to leave, the release said.

The man then said he was going to call the Sheriff's Department to ask for help and as he went to get his phone and gun for protection, "Chapman came charging towards him in a threatening manner," the release said.

The man fired a "warning shot" at Chapman, and the round struck a wall and injured Chapman's hand.

Chapman refused medical treatment and was booked into jail on suspicion of one count of disorderly conduct.

"This was an unusual call for our deputies in an active senior community," Sheriff Paul Babeu said in the release. "Clearly, this young man should have heeded the warnings of the homeowner to leave his residence and to stop sleeping with his wife. The young man is lucky that he only got poked with a cane and hit with a stray pellet from the shotgun."

Copyright 2013 The Arizona Daily Star

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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