Husband Shoots Wife to Help Her Avoid Military Service, Police Say

September 17, 2012 Updated Sep 17, 2012 at 1:26 PM EDT

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Husband Shoots Wife to Help Her Avoid Military Service, Police Say

September 17, 2012 Updated Sep 17, 2012 at 1:26 PM EDT

A strange story out of Louisiana.

According to a report from Louisiana television station KSLA, police allege that a Louisiana man shot his wife in order to help her avoid military duty.

The 26-year-old husband is facing a charge of illegal use of a weapon, while his 25-year-old wife is facing a charge of criminal mischief, according to the KSLA report. The woman suffered gunshot wounds to the legs, according to the KSLA report.

Watch video and read the KSLA report HERE.