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Audrey Deen Miller, Texas woman, shot husband to protect pet cat, police say

Audrey Deen Miller Harris County Sheriff's Department.

(CBS/KHOU) HOUSTON - Police say a woman in Texas shot her husband after he threatened one of her cats.

According to CBS affiliate KHOU, 42-year-old Audrey Deen Miller has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Police say the incident occurred at the couple's Spring home around 7:30 a.m., KHOU reports. Miller and her husband were arguing when he threatened to shoot her cat with a pellet gun. Miller then pulled out a .40-caliber semiautomatic handgun and shot her husband in the stomach.

"The husband was trying to do something to the cat and the wife was just trying to protect her cat," said Assistant Police Chief Mark Herman.

Miller was arrested at the scene and her husband was transported to Ben Taub Hospital in stable condition, KHOU reports. The cat was not harmed.

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