Authorities: New Jersey man shoots estranged wife after learning she had filed for divorce

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Authorities say a northern New Jersey man shot his estranged wife eight times after learning she had filed for divorce.

The Jersey Journal ( reports that Marc Harrison, of Bayonne, faces charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault and several weapons offenses.

The wounded woman was found by police in her Jersey City home on Thursday morning. Hudson County prosecutors say she identified Harrison as the shooter and told police that he shot her "because I filed for divorce."

The woman's three young children apparently were not home when the shooting occurred. She was hospitalized in critical condition, but further details on her injuries were not disclosed.

Harrison's bail was set at $500,000 cash, and it wasn't known Saturday if he has retained an attorney.


Information from: The Jersey Journal ,