MADISON, W.Va. -- A Boone County woman won't face any charges after she shot her son-in-law as he broke in to her house and was attempting to harm her and his wife, deputies say.
Nathan Amick, 39, had been involved in an argument Saturday with his wife at the Seng Creek Road home of her mother, Debbie Thompson. She called the police when the argument escalated and told Amick not to come back to her home, Boone Chief Deputy Chad Barker said in an email.
Thompson called for police again at 6 a.m. Sunday when she heard what sounded like someone trying to break into her home. It was Amick, Barker said.
Deputies were dispatched to the home but Amick forced his way inside before they arrived. Barker said he was told Amick was drunk and had made threats to kill Thompson. He was trying to get to his wife, the chief deputy said.
Thompson then fired a single shot from a .25-caliber handgun, striking Amick in the lower abdomen.
Amick was flown via helicopter to Charleston Area Medical Center's General Hospital where he underwent surgery on Sunday. His condition was unknown, deputies said.Barker said Amick will face charges, including a possible felony burglary charge, when he is released from the hospital. Thompson will not be charged, he said.