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A woman was hospitalized with a gunshot wound and a man was charged after an incident Sunday morning at a Nettle Lake residence.

According to a news release from the Williams County Sheriff’s Office:

Deputies were dispatched to 116 Biscayne Blvd., Nettle Lake, at 4 a.m. Sunday.

Deputies first made contact with David Reutz, who had left the residence, and told him there had been a physical domestic dispute at the residence.

After speaking with Reutz, a deputy went to the residence and attempted to speak with another resident, Diana Galla, who came out of a bedroom with a handgun.

When she saw the officer, she went back to the bedroom and said she would shoot anyone who attempted come in.

Deputies established a perimeter and put EMS medics on standby a few hundred yards away.

Authorities attempted to use a robot to provide Galla with a cell phone in an effort to establish better communication.

Officers continued to attempt communication with Galla until 7:30 a.m., when they heard what sounded like a muffled gunshot.

With assistance of the robot and tactical equipment, deputies were able to quickly enter the bedroom, secure two 9mm handguns and render aid until EMTs were able to respond.

Galla suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound and was transported by medics to a landing zone, from where she was taken by medical helicopter to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Authorities were unsure of her condition as of late Sunday morning.

Reutz was charged with domestic violence.

Sheriff Steve Towns said the investigation is ongoing.

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