Woman claims she fatally shot husband by accident

The Detroit News

Macomb Township — A woman fatally shot her husband in the chest in what she described to authorities as an accident, according to the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office.

Macomb County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a condominium at 4:35 p.m. Wednesday on the 20200 block of Nicol Creek after receiving a 911 call from the victim’s wife.

The man, identified by authorities as Ronald George Chimelak, 75, was shot once in the chest. He was found lying on his back on the floor of condominium while his wife was attempting to perform CPR.

He was rushed to Henry Ford Macomb Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities recovered a Smith & Wesson .357 caliber revolver from a bedroom.

The woman was interviewed by authorities, arrested and is being held in the Macomb County Jail.

Sheriff’s detectives are meeting with the prosecutor’s office Friday to discuss the case.