By Ray King

A $5,000 bond was set Thursday for a Pine Bluff woman accused of shooting her husband during an altercation Tuesday.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set the bond after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge Shanetta Wells, 45, with first-degree domestic battery.

Reading from an affidavit from Detective Corey Wilfong, Deputy Prosecutor Jay Girard said officers were sent to a house in the 800 block of Pine Street in response to a reported shooting and when they arrived found Wells standing on the front porch pointing toward the north end of the porch where they found the victim, who had been shot in the stomach. Wells told police the gun was inside the house and she had shot her husband because of “what he did to her.”

Wilfong reported that Wells was bleeding from the forehead and was taken to Jefferson Regional Hospital for treatment and the victim was sent to a Little Rock hospital. There were three grandchildren all under the age of eight inside the house.

Girard said officers obtained a search warrant and went into the house where they found a Glock Model 19 with one spent shell casing in the chamber. When Wells was interviewed, she said she and the victim had argued and after he yelled at the grandchildren and started “slinging them around,” he hit her. She said she was angry and shot him “in the butt.”

The shooting occurred outside the residence, the affidavit said.

Wells, who said she would hire he own attorney, was ordered to have no contact with the victim until the case is settled.