Police: Wife fights for life after husband shoots her, self

WASHINGTON — A woman is fighting for her life after police say her husband shot her then himself in their Reston home Thursday.

Police say the shooting came after the couple had an argument.

Detectives have identified the husband as Stephen Thompson, 29. The name of his wife, age 33, hasn’t been released. Both are hospitalized and the wife’s injuries are life-threatening.  

Thompson, who doesn’t have life-threatening injuries, has been charged with malicious wounding.

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