Man charged with trying to kill his wife, himself

November 29, 2009 7:25:59 PM PST
A 41-year-old man has been arrested after he allegedly tried to kill himself and his 25-year-old wife in their home. San Antonio police arrested Jerry Contreras early Sunday morning on one count of attempted murder.

He was originally booked by proxy at University Hospital, where both he and his wife, April Contreras, were treated for gunshot wounds. Officials say she's in stable condition.

Then he was booked into the Bexar County Jail with a $50,000 bond.

Police recovered a .22-caliber rifle believed to have been used in the shootings. Online records didn't indicate whether Contreras had an attorney.