A Thayer man was shot in the head during a domestic altercation when he attempted to take away a gun his wife had been brandishing. Thayer police reported 31-year old Dennis Price was apparently shot when he attempted to disarm his wife, 41-year old Tammy Price. First responders who went to the scene after a neighor reported hearing a gunshot discovered Dennis Price had been shot in the face and the bullet entered under his nose and exited through the back of his head, according to the Area Wide News in Salem. Authorities said Price was alert, conscious and able to answer questions when they arrived.
Price was airlifted to Cox South Hospital in Springfield with what were described as non-life threatening wounds. No charges have been filed and the investigation is continuing.
The Oregon County Sheriff's Department and Missouri highway Patrol assisted the Thayer Police Department with the investigation.
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