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Police: Manchester man shot at, missed wife

Christopher Dornblaser

A Manchester man allegedly shot at his wife and missed Saturday night, according to police.

Ray C. Duncker Jr., 56, of 119 High St., is charged with criminal attempted homicide, discharging a firearm in an occupied structure, recklessly endangering another person and two counts of aggravated assault, according to charging documents.

At around 12:20 Sunday morning, Northeastern Regional police were dispatched to Duncker's home after a report that he had fired a weapon at his wife, police said.

Police found Duncker's wife sleeping; she told police Duncker had shot at her while she was in the bathroom at around 9 p.m., documents state.

She told police before he shot at her, Duncker had been walking around the house saying "You're done, you're done," according to police.

After police spoke with Duncker's wife, they took Duncker into custody, where he told officers he lost control and shot at his wife while she was in the bathroom, police said.

Police say Duncker said his wife had been giving him a hard time for the past week, yelling and threatening him, and he lost control and grabbed his gun.

He told police his wife said she was going to kick him between the legs and kill him, according to police.

Duncker told police he said, "No, you're not," to her and raised the gun near her head and fired one shot, which missed her head, traveling through a wall, striking a washer and then hitting the floor underneath the washer, documents state.

Duncker is in York County Prison after being unable to post the $250,000 bail.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com.