COOPERSVILLE, Mich. — Emily Marie Chatman, 24, remains in critical condition after deputies say she was accidentally was shot by her husband Monday evening. 

Jaron Paul Chatman, 25, was arraigned Wednesday afternoon on charges of reckless discharge of a firearm causing serious injury and felony firearms. 

He is in the Ottawa County Jail on a $35,000 cash bond. 

The shooting happened around 5:30 p.m. Monday, at a home on 80th Avenue near State Road, near Coopersville. Ottawa County Deputies said Jaron called 911 for help after he said he accidentally shot his wife and was trying to control the bleeding. 

There were three small children in the house at the time of the shooting, and they are now staying with relatives, according to deputies. 

Detectives are still investigating what led up to the shooting.


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