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Domestic Fight Over Whether Gun Will Fire Turns Deadly For 65-Year-Old Man

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An argument over whether a gun would fire turned deadly in Chicago.

Joeann Smith was arguing with 65-year-old Willie Smith about whether a gun would fire around 7 p.m. on Wednesday at her home in the 1700 block of East 72nd Street, authorities told the Chicago Sun Times.

During the argument, Joeann pointed the gun at Willie's face and pulled the trigger. The bullet hit Willie in the eye and he was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He was ruled brain dead and died around 9 a.m. Friday, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

The argument between Joeann and Willie has been classified as domestic by police, but the exact relationship between them is not known at this time.

Joeann Smith has been charged in the shooting and will appear in court Saturday, reports ABC 7.

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