Woman shot by husband before he committed suicide says he didn't mean to hurt her
The woman who was shot by her husband before he turned the gun on himself Saturday night in Bridgewater Township said he did not intend to hurt her, the Manchester Enterprise reported Thursday.
In a letter to the editor, Jennifer Fairfield, 47, told Heritage Media the shooting was not a domestic violence incident and her husband Brent, 64, had been suffering from depression and anxiety. Jennifer Fairfield said she believes her husband either fired the gun by mistake or shot in her direction to keep her from being injured, the Enterprise reported.
“I can’t say for sure which, but I can say he did not intend to kill me,” Jennifer Fairfield said in the letter. “He loved me far too much to want to do anything to hurt me.”
Brent Fairfield shot Jennifer Fairfield once Saturday at their home in the 13000 block of East Austin Road in Bridgewater Township before committing suicide. Fairfield was originally taken to University of Michigan Hospital in critical condition, but she was upgraded to stable condition by Monday.