PCSO: 68-year-old man shoots wife's 22-year-old lover

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SADDLEBROOKE, Ariz. -- A 68-year-old man reportedly found his 63-year-old wife in bed with a 22-year-old man early Saturday morning and shot him.

The Pinal County Sheriff's Department said the shooting occurred at a residence in the 38000 block of South Apache Peak Drive in Saddlebrooke, Ariz., north of Tucson.

Deputies said they received a 911 call about a shooting. When they arrived on scene, they spoke with the 68-year-old male resident who had called 911.

The man told deputies that he had fallen asleep, and when he woke up his wife was gone.

He went looking for her and ended up finding her in their guest house, in bed with 22-year-old Stephen Trevor Chapman of Tucson.

The male resident poked Chapman with his cane to wake him up. When Chapman awoke, he allegedly became verbally abusive towards the man.

Chapman refused to leave the residence after being told to, and the man reportedly felt threatened when Chapman came at him. That's when the man allegedly responded by shooting at Chapman with a .410 handgun/shotgun.

Chapman suffered minor injuries when he was hit in the hand by a stray shotgun pellet. He refused any medical treatment and was booked into the Pinal County Jail for one count of disorderly conduct.