EDGEMERE, Idaho (AP) — The Bonner County Sheriff's Office has ruled a woman who fatally shot her husband on Tuesday did so in self-defense.

The Bonner County Daily Bee reports that Undersheriff David Hale says the woman shot her husband after being choked, battered and threatened with death. Deputies say 55-year-old Scott Spangler on Tuesday was threatening to retrieve a firearm and kill his wife, two 9-year-old children in the home and himself when his wife called 911.

Hale says when Spangler realized she had called 911, he attacked his wife and threatened her with a pair of sheers. She shot him with a .380-caliber semiautomatic pistol before fleeing the house and calling 911 a second time. Spangler died at the scene.

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