DETROIT - Detroit police are investigating the shooting of a 40-year-old woman by a police officer's 58-year-old wife.
The shooting took place around 4 a.m. Wednesday on the off-duty officer's boat docked on Detroit's east side.
Scripps station Action News has learned that the officer's wife thought he was out of town, but she wound up finding him on his boat named "Market Driven."
Detroit Police Officer Kevin Chambers, 58, was on the boat with his reported mistress when his wife walked in carrying her .38 caliber revolver.
Chambers' wife reportedly told investigators that she happened to be driving by early Wednesday morning and noticed the light on and went to investigate with her gun drawn. The wife is licensed to carry a concealed firearm.
We're told Detroit police investigators are trying to get to the bottom of exactly happened next. What we know for sure is that the officer's reported mistress was shot in the thigh.
Detroit police say their investigators are trying to determine if the shooting was intentional or an accident.
Police had told Action News that the officer's wife was locked up pending a possible arraignment, but we learned late Wednesday afternoon that the officer's wife was not in custody and had not been arrested.
A Detroit police spokesman confirmed that the officer's wife was not in custody, saying that until they talk to the shooting victim, they don't have probable cause to think it was anything other than an accident.
Police say they are investigating the possibility that Chambers tried to grab his wife's gun and it accidentally discharged, causing a round to strike his reported mistress.
We're told the officer's wife rendered first aid to the woman. Online records show she is a registered nurse.
Police say they will also be asking the shooting victim if she wants to pursue criminal charges.