WARREN COUNTY, Miss. – Sheriff Martin Pace said a man took a bullet to the abdomen on Monday during a drive-by shooting. The trigger man was not a member of any gang, but rather, the man’s estranged wife. 58-year-old Mary Lou Neeley is accused of driving by the house of her husband, Billy Neeley, on Deer Circle on Monday. The latter was reportedly in the driveway working on his car when Mary Lou drove by and shot her husband in the stomach, according to Pace.
The wounded man was able to call 911 and give authorities a description of the car and his estranged wife, whom he identified as the shooter.
“She pulled up to the residence where he was working on his vehicle. It’s believed that at this time she actually fired the shots from within her vehicle. He was struck at least once in the abdomen,” Pace said.
Authorities said Billy Neeley is listed in critical condition after being flown to the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
Mary Lou was charged with aggravated assault and a drive-by shooting.