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Police: Manitou Springs shooting victim may have shot himself then blamed his wife

The Manitou Springs Police Department says a man who claims he was shot on Christmas day, may have shot himself. 

Kevin Murphy told police that his wife shot him through a bathroom door. 

Murphy's wife, Danielle Murphy, told investigators that her husband attacked and choked her. She told them while she was hiding in a bathroom, she heard two gunshots. She went on to tell police that when she opened the door, she discovered that her husband had shot himself in the leg and then called 9-1-1 to report that she had shot him.

As a result of the ongoing investigation, police say Kevin Murphy was arrested. He faces a first degree assault charge.

 


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