PCSO: Wife arrested after shooting husband, thinking he was intruder

SAN TAN VALLEY, AZ - A woman has been arrested after allegedly shooting her husband in the driveway of their home, believing he was an intruder, according to the Pinal County Sheriff's Office.

On Saturday, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said officers received a 911 call around 8:30 p.m. Friday from Melisah Havens, of San Tan Valley, reporting that she shot her husband.

The 34-year-old told authorities she thought her husband was an intruder and was breaking into a vehicle parked in their driveway, said Babeu.

Havens' husband, 35, was shot in the right hand and chest with a shotgun, according to a written PCSO news release.

He was transported by helicopter to a Phoenix hospital for treatment, where he underwent surgery, said Babeu.

The man is currently listed in critical, but stable condition, according to Babeu.

Havens also provided "conflicting information" that her husband had taken the keys to the vehicle and was going to get milk from the store, said Babeu.

She declined to provide authorities with any further information, he said.

Deputies found the couple's three children on a couch in the home, but it's unclear where they were at the time of the shooting, said Babeu.

The children are 2, 10 and 12 years old, according to the PCSO news release. They have been placed in the care of Child Protective Services.

Babeu said officers have received three phone calls involving the husband and wife within the past year; however, he did not release specific details related to those calls.

Havens was booked into Pinal County Jail on one count of domestic violence/aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to the PCSO news release.

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