Wife shoots husband in head. Says she was aiming for someone else in road rage incident: Police

A Saturday evening road rage incident in Alabama ended tragically after a woman allegedly shot her husband, but claimed she intended to shoot someone else, police say.

Al.com reports that according to police, 31-year-old Erica Cole said she tried to shoot at another person on Saturday at around 6:45 p.m., during what police are calling a road rage incident that initially started off of Alabama 69 in Dodge City. The argument continued after the parties arrived to a residence off of County Road 160 in Bremen.

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Cole allegedly shot her husband, identified as Nicholas Cole, during the altercation. He was rushed to the hospital but is said to be in stable condition and expected to survive.

“During the incident, an altercation occurred in which, the offender, Erica Cole, attempted to shoot a second party but shot her husband, Nicholas Cole, striking him in the head,” Deputy Brad Williams of the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office said, according to FOX News.

Meanwhile, authorities arrested Cole and charged her with attempted murder, assault and reckless endangerment. She’s being held at the Cullman County Detention Center without bond.

Police declined to release additional details at this point due to the ongoing investigation. Check back with CrimeOnline as additional details become available.

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[Feature Photo: Erica Cole/Police Handout]