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Metairie man pleads guilty after accidentally shooting his wife


A Metairie man will not face jail time for shooting his wife after she testified that the shooting was "an accident."

According to the Jefferson Parish District Attorney's Office, 46-year-old David Kramer Jr. will serve six months of inactive probation after pleading guilty to negligent injury.

The shooting occurred last year during an argument between Kramer and his wife. According to testimony from Kramer's wife, an argument over a photograph on his cell phone led to her asking Kramer to find somewhere else to sleep that night.

When Kramer, a former sergeant with the Crescent City Connection police unit, went to pack his personal firearm before he left, his wife attempted to stop him. Kramer's gun went off and the bullet went through his wife's arm and struck her in the side of the head.

“I don’t know if I did something to cause that, when I went to reach for it,” she told the court.

Kramer's wife testified that it was "an accident" and that she is "absolutely not" afraid of her husband according to the JPDA.

At her request, the court dissolved a protective order that kept the couple apart. The judge then released Kramer from home incarceration according to the JPDA.

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