UPDATE: Man may have accidentally shot, killed wife in OKC home


OKLAHOMA CITY — Crime tape and police cars surround this typically quiet Northwest Oklahoma City home.

Officials said a woman is dead after an accidental shooting early this morning.

“The husband appears to have accidentally shot the wife,” said Knight.

Police said 57-year-old Bernard Morris called 911 just before 2:00 this morning and said his wife Cynthia was not breathing.

It was Bernard who was transported to the hospital after officials said he began complaining about chest pains.

Neighbors are skeptical.

“I just hope the truth comes out and move on from there,” said Scott.

Granella Scott has lived in the neighborhood since the 1970’s.

She was awakened to the commotion outside of her window and questions from her 5-year-old grandson.

“He wanted to know what’s going on, I said the police are doing an investigation. He said what’s an investigation so I was trying to explain to him they were questioning people about a homicide and he asked ‘what’s a homicide’ and I had to explain to him that somebody got killed,” said Scott.

Homicide detectives got a search warrant to go into the home and try to figure out exactly what happened.

However, right now, police are calling this shooting accidental.

For Scott, whether this was an accident or not, she’s not a fan of guns.

“I have a grandson, he was shot with a gun and paralyzed, he’s in a wheelchair so I just don’t like guns,” said Scott.

As of late morning, Bernard Morris was still in the hospital being treated for chest pains.

Police said he is not under arrest, but once released from the hospital, he will be held for questioning.