YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. -- The Yakima County Sheriff's Office identified a man who said he accidentally shot his wife as 25-year-old Cory Lindblom.
They identified his wife as 27-year-old McKaylee Higgs. Officials said she remains in critical condition.
The shooting happened early Friday morning in the couples’ bedroom.
Lindblom told investigators he thought she was an intruder. He has been cooperating with detectives as they investigate.
Action News spoke with Yakima County Prosecutor Jim Hagarty about his department's role in this case.
Hagarty said prosecutors will meet with the lead deputy to find out what evidence has been collected and the theories to explain what happened.
No decision on charges will be made until deputies finish investigating and turn the case over to prosecutors.