PEKIN — A woman was arrested Thursday morning for allegedly attempting to murder her husband in their rural Pekin home.
Details remained under investigation in the incident that produced a gunshot wound to the leg of Kevin Garman, 61, and the arrest of Karen Garman, 55, said Tazewell County Deputy Sheriff Jeff Lower.
The alleged victim was taken to a Peoria hospital with what Lower described as non-life-threatening injuries. His condition was not yet available from the hospital.
Karen Garman was booked into jail on a charge of attempted murder under the advice of the county State’s Attorney’s Office, Lower said. The charge could change by the time it’s formally filed with her bonding court appearance later this week, he said.
“We’re still working” on details that preceded the shooting,” Lower said. “We’re a little unsure what brought it on.”
Karen Garman “made the call” to summon police to the home in the South Pekin area shortly after 6:10 a.m., said Lower, who declined Thursday to identify the address while it remained under crime scene investigation.
Before deputies arrived, they were advised that Kevin Garman had left the residence, Lower said. They found his wife sitting on a step outside, talking on her cellphone. A pistol was recovered at the scene and she was arrested without incident.
Lower said the location where Kevin Garman was found could not yet be released while the investigation continued.
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