HOUSTON Deputies say a married couple s fight nearly turned deadly Friday night in north Houston.

According to investigators with the Harris County Sheriff s Office, a wife pulled out a gun and shot him while they were riding in their SUV along Imperial Valley Drive near Bammel Road. The shooting happened at 11:10 p.m. while the husband was behind the wheel at a stoplight.

The husband fell out of the driver s side, but since the vehicle was still in gear, the SUV kept rolling until it hit a tree in nearby field, deputies said.

The shooting victim was taken to the hospital in serious but stable condition.

Deputies said the wife ran off, but was later arrested.

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