Alabama man thought he’d been shot by an intruder, but it turns out it was his wife’s boyfriend

An Alabama man thought he had been shot by an intruder, but it turned out it that his wife’s boyfriend, secretly living in their house who fired the gun.

The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office said the wife told her husband that an “intruder” was in their Creola home on Sunday night and he armed himself with a gun, WPMI reported. The men shot each other and both went to the hospital, the report said.

The sheriff’s office said Michael Amacker, the wife’s boyfriend for over a year, had been living at the house shortly before the shooting.

“She had been allowing him to stay within the home for a couple of days, providing him food,” Mobile County Sheriff’s Office Captain Paul Burch told WKRG. “There were bottles of urine in the room, which indicated he had been in there for a little while.”

The sheriff’s office hadn’t uncovered a motive for the wife telling her husband that Amacker was an intruder, WKRG reported.

Amacker was in jail on charges of attempted murder, possession of a firearm with an altered serial number and possession of a controlled substance.