YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WXMI/CNN) -- The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal shooting in Ypsilanti Township.
Investigators told WXYZ a 30-year-old man mistook his 31-year-old wife for an intruder and shot her on Thursday morning around 2:30 inside the couple’s shared home.
The couple’s two young children, ages 2 and 4, were inside the home at the time, according to police.
According to investigators, the couple suspected an attempted home invasion earlier in the day.
According to a sheriff's spokesman, the couple’s 4-year-old first spoke to a 911 operator, explaining the child's mother couldn’t breathe. Then the husband took the phone, indicating he had shot his wife in the chest.
The 31-year-old woman died from her injuries.
The man was taken into custody following the shooting. Jackson said he was released Friday afternoon. At this time no charges have been filed.