La. Man Who Shot Wife to Death After Allegedly Mistaking Her for Intruder Is Charged With 2nd-Degree Murder

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A Louisiana man is facing a second-degree murder charge after shooting his wife multiple times after apparently mistaking her for an intruder early Saturday morning.

Emergency operators told responding officers that the man, identified as 26-year-old Daniel Johnson, called saying that he had shot an intruder, but the intruder turned out to be his wife.


When officers arrived on the scene after the shooting occurred around 1 a.m., they found 24-year-old Lashanna Ward dead from multiple gunshot wounds.

Johnson told officers that he thought someone was breaking in when he fired his weapon before realizing that the apparent intruder was his wife.


Johnson was booked in jail on a second-degree murder charge.


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