WEST RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) – Vermont State Police said Sunday they would consult with the Rutland County state’s attorney before deciding whether to charge a West Rutland woman in the shooting death of her husband.

Police said the incident occurred Saturday evening shortly before 9 p.m., when Sean Grant, 36, got into a fight with two of his stepchildren and his stepdaughter’s boyfriend, an altercation that ended when Wendy Pelkey-Grant shot her husband several times.

Police said that Grant, who they said had been drinking and was intoxicated, argued with his stepdaughter, Alyssia Pelkey.

“The argument became heated, and the deceased went upstairs and retrieved a revolver,” according to a police news release. “He set the revolver down and continuing arguing with Alyssia Pelkey.

Pelkey-Grant shot her husband several times, and he was dead by the time police arrived, authorities said. “Pelkey-Grant stated that she was in fear of her children’s safety and only wanted to stop Grant,” the news release said.

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