Crime

Manatee man charged with murder in fatal shooting of his wife Monday

MANATEE - A 68-year-old Manatee man has been charged with fatally shooting his wife Monday night at their home in the 2300 block of 45th Court West.

Sheriff deputies said Thomas Fleming was charged with murder in the 7 p.m. shooting.

When deputies responded to a domestic related call at the resident, they saw Fleming outside the residence. When they went inside, they found his wife Claire, 67, dead.

Investigation continues and deputies said the motive for the shooting is unclear.

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