Prosecutors have filed a federal criminal complaint against a man suspected ofshooting his common-law wife at a Texas military base.
Alvin Roundtree is in custody Tuesday. His wife is in stable condition at a hospital.
The complaint alleges that the 51-year-old carried a .45 caliber pistol onto Fort Sam Houston on Monday and got into an argument with his wife, then shot her multiple times. Federal prosecutors have charged him with domestic violence. Roundtree is scheduled to appear before a federal magistrate on Thursday.
If convicted, he could face 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
A statement released by the U.S. attorney's office says the victim identified Roundtree as the man who shot her.
The incident took place at the Army Medical Department Center and School, where the victim is an instructor. Most army medics undergo training there.