Authorities in Hoke County say a man was arrested and charged with fatally shooting his wife on Christmas Eve. WNCN-TV reports 25-year-old Shaun Pinheiro-Pires was arrested Monday and charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of his wife Hillary Pinheiro-Pires.

Hoke County sheriff’s deputies responded to a home on Christmas Eve in reference to a shooting. Deputies said they found Hillary Pinheiro-Pires suffering from a “fatal injury” to her upper body.

Fort Bragg Military Police took the suspect into custody “due to an existing warrant for arrest charging him with involuntary manslaughter in the death of his wife” and transferred him to Hoke County deputies.

Details surrounding the shooting weren’t immediately released. 

Pinheiro-Pires is being held without bond due to the victim being his wife, according to Hoke County Sheriff’s Office.

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