A man allegedly shot his wife for honking the horn of their truck. Records indicate that Eric Bramschreiber, 55, remains in custody at the Pueblo County Jail in Colorado.
The deputies responded to a residence in the 100 block of Vision Lane. The incident occurred shortly before 10 p.m. on Friday night. Reports of a shooting have been received.
The victim, identified only as Bramschreiber’s 56-year-old wife, was found sitting in a truck, according to a statement from the Sheriff’s Office. The victim suffered from a gunshot wound to the leg, but first responders took her to a local hospital where she underwent treatment and was discharged.
The two of them had driven to that residence to discuss Bramschreiber’s purchase of a vehicle.
According to the allegations, he remained in the residence for 30 minutes while she remained in their truck. Sheriff’s deputies say the wife began honking the horn for him to step out, but he responded by opening fire on her.
“When they got to the residence, Bramschreiber went into a trailer on the property while the victim remained in the truck,” according to the authorities. “The victim said after about 30 minutes, she began honking the horn to get Bramschreiber to come outside so they could leave. A witness said when Bramschreiber heard the horn honking, he went outside the trailer and fired three shots from a handgun. One of the gunshots struck the victim in the leg.”
Bramschreiber is alleged to have denied possessing a gun, let alone shooting one. According to the investigators, the story did not hold water.
“Deputies sought and executed a search warrant on the trailer where they found two handguns,” the authorities stated. “Shell casings were also found outside the trailer.”
He was booked into the Pueblo County Jail on charges of illegal discharge of a firearm, assault in the second degree, and felony menacing.
He is being held on a $50,000 bond. A court date has been set for January 12.