MSO: Estranged husband threatened to kill wife

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PALMETTO, Fla. - The Manatee County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man they say threatened to kill his wife and fired a rifle in her home.

58-year-old William O'Neill has been arrested for an incident at the couple's home in the 100 block of 58th Street East in Palmetto.

According to investigators, on Sunday morning, the estranged husband came to the house intoxicated. An argument began between he and his wife, who police say was also intoxicated. O'Neill then allegedly grabbed a long rifle from the patio, pointed it at his wife and fired.

One round of bullets went into the wall behind his wife. Mr. O'Neill then fled the scene in a red Ford F-150.