An Ohio man accidentally shot his own wife in the back during a violent altercation with his ex-wife’s boyfriend, who was video recording the fight.
Tony Molchok was reportedly dropping his special needs daughter off at his ex-wife’s home when her boyfriend, Gary Schussler, came out and the two began shouting at each other. The Geauga County Sheriff’s Office only recently released the footage of the incident, which occurred in Chardon Township, Ohio, on August 25, KFOR-TV reports.
As Molchok’s current wife stood nearby recording the altercation with her cellphone, Molchok can be clearly seen taking a swing at Schussler, striking him in the face after he pointed in the direction of the man’s wife. Schussler then pulled out a revolver and asked: “You wanna f***ing go there?!”
The armed man then goes after Molchok’s wife, Shelley, kicking her and knocking her cellphone out of her hands. The two men then reportedly traded more blows, causing Schussler to drop the loaded the gun.
Molchok reportedly retrieved the gun and can be heard on video saying, “I got the gun now!”
Moments later, the weapon accidentally fired, striking Molchok’s wife in the back, police said. “Ow!” is heard crying in the video.
Shelley was airlifted to MetroHealth Medical Center for treatment for a collapsed lung.
According to the Daily Mail, “Schussler has been charged with assault and possession of a weapon while intoxicated. Moclhak, who works as a global finance manager at Newport Tank Containers, has been charged with negligent assault.”
All screengrabs via the Daily Mail