A woman who was killed when her husband’s gun accidentally discharged is speaking out to expose the true nature of the attack.
“We were never trying to cause her harm,” said Jessica Hirschhorn, the mother of 27-year-old Johnathan Scott Scott Hirschhorn, who was shot to death in her home on August 2.
“It was all about me and my husband, my family and the family of the victims,” she told reporters outside the family’s home in suburban Minneapolis.
“I want people to know that it was a very difficult and painful time for us and for our family.
We had to fight for our lives.”
Hirschcorns husband, Scott Henson, was charged with first-degree murder and is scheduled to be arraigned in court on Wednesday.
He is expected to face trial in the fall.
On Tuesday, police said Scott Hensen had shot his wife several times before pulling out a gun and firing into her house.
“He shot his husband, then pulled the trigger and shot himself,” said Sgt. Jason Sussman.
Police did not say whether the gun was loaded.
A witness to the shooting told investigators that Scott Hiden, who is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 140 pounds, was “in shock” after the shooting.
“The bullet entered the bedroom door and entered the closet, hitting Scott Hens mother in the chest and the head, then exiting through the back door,” the police report said.
Police said Scott was able to get the gun out of the closet and retrieve the shell casings, but his wife was dead.
A woman, who lives next door to Scott’s home, told reporters she heard “screams” as her husband was taken into custody and pronounced dead at the scene.
“This is something that should never happen to anybody, it’s just unbelievable,” said Stephanie B. Wozniak, who spoke to the victim’s mother-in-law as she left the family home.
“You can’t believe it, and it’s something that I wish had never happened,” she said.
“My heart goes out to her and the families of the other victims.”
Police have not released details of the case, but have said they believe Scott H. was armed with a shotgun when he killed his wife.
Scott Hernses family was contacted by Breitbart News after a Facebook post claiming Scott Hsen was an armed robber who used a shotgun to shoot his wife and children in a home invasion.
The post, which included a photo of a shotgun in a man’s hand, was shared more than 4,500 times in a matter of days.
Police say the couple were not the intended targets, but are investigating a motive for the shooting and are working with prosecutors.
The Facebook post was made in early August and was shared nearly 4,000 times in less than 24 hours.
The account has since been taken down, and a statement was released by police saying they were looking into whether the post was “falsely attributed to them.”
Herns mother- in-law is an avid hunter who recently shot a deer, and the couple had lived in Minneapolis since December of 2016.
Police released a video in October showing Scott Harens wife shooting at a large deer.
Hirsch is scheduled for a court appearance on Wednesday, and her family is urging people to reach out to the media and share their stories.
“Our family and we are overwhelmed and overwhelmed with the outpouring of love and support for our wife and her husband,” the family said in a statement released to reporters.
“For us, this is a very dark time and it is important for us to share the good news that we are alive and well and that our lives are still bright.
The tragedy is not over and we will not be stopped.
We want to say that we will never stop fighting until justice is served and we have the chance to heal from this tragedy and move forward in a positive and productive way.”
Scott’s father-in of four children told Breitbart News he had recently been told by the Hirsch family that his son had been fired from his job and was homeless.
“They’ve been very open to sharing our story and giving us support,” he said.
In the aftermath of the shooting, several people spoke out against the use of deadly force.
Police Chief Robert Rasmussen said that officers are not allowed to use deadly force, and that he would be looking into the circumstances surrounding the shooting in the coming days.