(Dillsboro, Ind.) - A near-fatal shooting of a man on his wedding day in Dearborn County was an accident.
Douglas Powell was shot in the head at his home at 9600 Jewett Road in Dillsboro. The incident happened just hours after he had been married on November 7, 2010.
“It was like something out of a horror movie,” said Dearborn County Sheriff’s Deputy David Funch, who was the first officer on the scene that day. “His wife came out in a wedding dress when I got there. She had blood on her.”
Powell was taken by helicopter to University Hospital. The 40-year-old eventually survived the gunshot.
Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department detectives say alcohol was involved in the shooting, but it was accidental and no charges will be filed.