A woman miraculously survived being shot in the head by her husband, clinging to life in their basement for six days before she was rescued.
Cheri Langill was found in the basement of her home in Omaha, Nebraska, on Wednesday by a police officer who was called to check on her by a concerned friend.
She was still hiding after being shot in the head by her husband, Karl, six days earlier on December 7 in a domestic dispute.
After shooting his wife, Karl killed himself in the garage.
Cheri Langill, 67, survived being shot in the head by her husband Karl, 68, and spent six days hiding in the basement of their home before she was found by police
He died of carbon monoxide poisoning, leading investigators to believe he gassed himself.
Cheri was unaware that he was dead when she was found.
She told police she decided to stay in the basement because she was afraid he would attack her again if she went upstairs.
She also had a broken ankle but does not remember how it was injured.
The woman did not have a phone to call 911 with but she had food and water which sustained her.
After shooting his wife in the head, Karl killed himself in their garage. Cheri did not know he was dead when she was found on Wednesday, six days after being shot
Cheri was found in the basement. A concerned friend who hadn’t heard from her for days called 911
The extent of her injuries are not clear but she was able to speak to police when she was found and she has since been interviewed in hospital.
Karl, 68, used a .22 pistol to shoot her, according to police.
The couple had been married for decades, have children and grandchildren.
One police officer who has spoken to her since she was taken to hospital marveled at her survival.
‘Considering she got shot in the head. I think she’s in pretty decent shape,’ Sarpy County Chief Deputy Sheriff Greg London told Omaha.com.
The grandmother is in hospital recovering. Police said she was in ‘pretty decent shape’ considering her injuries