Grovetown man charged after wife shot

Zachariah Eason McRee, 32, of Grovetown

A Grovetown man was in jail Friday on charges that he shot his wife during an early-morning argument.

Zach­ariah Eason McRee, 32, was charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

McRee and his estranged wife, Heather, were arguing at their Grove Landing Circle home about their pending divorce when he pulled a .45-caliber handgun and shot her in the left arm about 3 a.m., said Grovetown De­part­­ment of Public Safety Chief Gary Owens.

Heather McRee was treated and released from Georgia Regents Medical Center, according to a hospital spokesman.

Zachariah McRee, a soldier, initially told police that the gun accidentally went off, Owens said. He was being held in the Columbia County Detention Center on a $30,200 bond, according to jail records.

– From staff reports

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