Husband Shoots Wife's Lover After Catching Them In Bed Hours After Their Marriage Ended Unofficially
An Indiana man has been charged with shooting and critically injuring his newly-estranged wife's lover after finding the amorous pair in bed together.
Last week, officers with the Marion Police Department responded to a home in the 500 block of East Highland Avenue, where they were met by 34-year-old Robert Beck.
According to police, Beck informed the officers that he had shot someone and was the one who called 911 to report the shooting.
Upon entering the house, police found the victim, identified as 51-year-old Brian Eccles, suffering from gunshot wounds to his chest and left arm.
Beck's wife, Jodi Beck, 35, and the couple's two children, ages 7 and 11, were also present inside the home at the time of the incident.
Responding officers administered first aid to Eccles until paramedics arrived and transported him to Marion General Hospital. He was later airlifted to a hospital in Fort Wayne in critical condition.
During the investigation, police learned that Robert and Jodi Beck had separated earlier in the day.
The jilted husband had left the couple's home, then returned later to find Eccles in the bedroom with his estranged wife.
'A confrontation occurred and Beck shot Eccles with a 380 caliber handgun,' according to a press release from the police.
Officers on the scene recovered the weapon and arrested Beck on a charge of felony aggravated battery. His bond was set at $30,005.