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Man arrested after shooting wife at a Jewish community center pool

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A 45-year-old man has been arrested after he reportedly shot his wife at a Jewish Community Center on Sunday.

The incident occurred at the Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center around 2:15 p.m.

The mother of the victim told investigators that she and her daughter, 30-year-old Shandel Harris, were taking Harris’ 12-year-old daughter to her scheduled swim lesson when the incident occurred.

Investigators reported that both Harris and her mother were watching the 12-year-old’s lesson from the pool deck when Harris’ husband Carl Monte Watts, came into the center and shot Harris:

“He came here to follow her and chased her down and shot her, like an animal, like he was doing hunting,” he said.

Watts then fled the a nearby field where police later found him.

Harris was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to reports, the Friday before the shooting, Harris was treated at an area hospital after Watts reportedly stabbed her and threatened to end their marriage.

Watts has a long criminal history that includes domestic violence.

He has also been questioned about the disappearance of his ex girlfriend, Trukita Scott.

Scott went missing in 2014, and was never located.

Watts now faces possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and murder charges.