Bronx man accused of shooting wife taken into custody in Maryland

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Monday, December 28, 2015

WILLIAMSBRIDGE, Bronx (WABC) -- A Bronx man accused of shooting his wife Friday morning is now in police custody.

Authorities tracked down 37-year old Rafael Herrera Saturday in Prince George, Maryland. Arrest charges are pending.

Herrera is accused of shooting his wife inside their home in the Williamsbridge section of the Bronx, just feet from their sleeping children.

The 27-year old victim is recovering after being shot in the arm and neck.

Their children were not hurt.

Investigators say the couple was fighting just before 10 a.m. when Herrera pulled out a gun and opened fire.

The victim's family said she had asked for a divorce.

Herrera has relatives in Mexico, said police, and they expanded efforts to find him, releasing his photo nationwide.