A Fargo man is accused of murdering his wifeFargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- A judge sets bail at 1 million dollars for a Fargo man accused of murdering his wife, this after he reported her suicide just 3 days ago.
By: Andrea Hubbell, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- A judge sets bail at 1 million dollars for a Fargo man accused of murdering his wife, this after he reported her suicide just 3 days ago.
A man is behind bars for allegedly shooting his wife in the head and killing her. It all happened, late Tuesday night in, what neighbors say, is a quiet neighborhood.
Neighbor: "i was coming home and I came around the corner here on 30th. Then, I just saw police cars lined up and they were going in and out of the garage."
We talked with a neighbor, who didn't want to show his face, who says he's never seen so many cop cars, especially at 7 in the morning.
Neighbor: "Probably about 3 or 4 cop cars. Maybe two. I know they were parked up on 30th over here. Then there was one up in the driveway."
He lives straight across from 3522 30th avenue south. But he wasn't home the night before - when police where called to what they initially thought was a suicide. The call came in Tuesday night, just after 10:15 p.m.
Keith Ternes/Fargo Police Chief: "When officers arrived on the scene they discovered a deceased adult female who had appeared to had died from a gun shot wound to the head."
40 year-old Elizabeth Ann Rogers had been fatally shot. Her husband, 46-year-old Ronald Rogers says they were fighting before his wife whipped out a handgun, firing at him.
Rogers says she missed, and he tried to recover the gun but couldn't reach it. Then she shot herself.
Keith Ternes/ Fargo Police Chief: "We discovered several inconsistencies with Mr. Rogers' statements. In fact, in a result of some fairly exhaustive forensic examination of the scene the investigators that were assigned to this case did some reconstruction of the scene."
Police say evidence finds Elizabeth couldn't have killed herself. Now, Ronald Rogers is facing a murder charge for possibly killing his own wife in what used to be a quiet neighborhood.
Neighbor: "thought it was just going to be an average day but then I just seen my street filled with cop cars.">
Rogers first court appearance is scheduled for this coming Monday.