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A Madison Heights man has been charged with the murder of his wife after the two got into an argument, authorities said. 

Brian Chris Lytle, 44, was charged Saturday with open murder in the shooting death of his wife Reagan Lytle, 37. He appeared in Madison Heights' 43rd District Court and is being held without bond. 

Madison Heights police was dispatched to their residence in the 29300 block of Tawas after Lytle allegedly called 911 stating he got into an argument with his wife and shot her. 

When officers arrived on scene, Lytle refused to exit the house. After 15 minutes, he was talked out without further incident, and his wife was found with a gunshot wound to the head. Lytle was arrested at the scene. 

Police also found their two children, 12 and 13 years old, unharmed and at home during the shooting. They said Lytle took the children to a relative's house in Detroit after the incident and returned to the home alone. 

Both children have been placed with relatives for the time being.  

Lytle is expected to return to court on May 2 for a preliminary exam conference. 

srahal@detroitnews.com

Twitter:@SarahRahal_

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