Husband hospitalized: Wife charged in shooting

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Staff Report

A Selma man was hospitalized Wednesday and his wife was arrested, charged in connection with his shooting, after police said he “declined to give her money to go gamble.”

Yvonne Lesure, 60, was arrested and charged with assault and domestic violence after firing a single gunshot from a .38 revolver, striking her husband in the chest. Lesure was booked and transported to the Dallas County Jail, where she was being held on $20,000

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Eugene Lesure remained hospitalized Wednesday at Vaughan Regional Medical Center, according to a hospital spokesperson.

Selma Police Department Det. Jeff Hardy said the shooting occurred shortly after 4 p.m., at their 4676 Water Ave. home.

“He was sitting in his recliner. She asked him for some money, and he denied her,” Hardy said. “She left the room and came back with a .38 revolver and fired one shot to his chest. The doctor said the bullet was five inches from his heart.”

Hardy said the spouse denied the shooting, saying her husband “was outside shooting at some cows” that had gotten out of a pasture. She claimed her husband “walked back inside and collapsed on the floor.”

Hardy said the incident is still under investigation.