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88-year-old man shoots his sick wife inside Nevada hospital

By Mason White 11:38 AM January 21, 2014
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By: David Ross
(Scroll down for video) An elderly man was arrested and charged with attempted murder after shooting his hospitalized wife in the chest, according to police reports in Nevada.

Carson City Police said that a hospitalized woman was seriously injured after being shot by her husband.

William Dresser was arrested on Sunday, after shooting his wife in the chest at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center. The woman was a patient in a room on the third floor when she was shot around 11:30 a.m.

The women’s were considered life threatening, and she was transferred to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno.

Dresser was booked into the Carson City Jail, after being accused of attempted murder. He was placed on suicide watch. His bail was set at $225,000.

Dresser recently bought the gun. He entered the room of his wife in the rehabilitation ward, where she was alone, and shot her in the chest.

Hospital security detained the man until police arrived.

The hospital was on lockdown for two hours following the shooting.

Dresser has no known prior criminal history.