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December 31, 2008
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Pueblo officer shoots wife; apparently an accident

PUEBLO " A Pueblo police officer remains on leave following the apparent accidental shooting of his wife.

Steven Vaughn told investigators he had just finished cleaning his revolver Sunday when it accidentally fired. The bullet passed through a wall and into a bathroom, hitting his wife, Robin, in the lower torso.

Pueblo County sheriff's spokeswoman Laurie Kilpatrick said Robin Vaughn was treated at Parkview Medical Center and is expected to recover.

Kilpatrick says sheriff's deputies who investigated say the shooting appears to be accidental. Pueblo police Capt. Troy Davenport said Wednesday that the 35-year-old Vaughn remained on leave pending an internal investigation.

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