Wife and husband charged in brawl at baby shower

Published September 18, 2008 3:35 pm

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Two people have been charged in a fight that broke out between neighbors attending a baby shower Sunday, during which a woman knocked another unconscious with a shovel and a man allegedly threatened a crowd with a shotgun.

A 40-year-old woman is charged with aggravated assault, a third-degree felony, for her role in the brawl near 5600 West and Plumbago Avenue (5637 South). She allegedly approached a neighbor and began a fight, later striking the woman with a shovel. The victim remained unconscious until police arrived.

The woman's 35-year-old husband was also charged with third-degree felony aggravated assault for his role in the brawl.

The man pulled a shotgun from the bed of a truck, racked it and swung it around at people, according to charging documents.

Police say the man also resisted arrest, for which he was also charged with interference with an arresting officer, a class B misdemeanor.