Woman charged with killing husband outside Walmart in front of 3 children

Kayla Coutee, 31, is charged in the death of her estranged husband. (Alexandria Police Department)

(Meredith) – Police said a Louisiana woman shot her estranged husband in the chest, killing him in front of their three children in a Walmart parking lot over the weekend.

Kayla Coutee, 31, was charged with second-degree murder following the fatal shooting Saturday afternoon.

The woman and her husband had planned to meet at a Walmart in Alexandria to “exchange custody” of their children, the town’s police department said in a statement posted to Facebook.

At one point during the handoff, Giles allegedly shot him.

When officers arrived at the scene they found the 30-year-old man lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to the chest.

“Emergency personnel responded and attempted to resuscitate the man, but were unable to, and he was pronounced deceased at the scene.”

Their three children were not injured and were later released to the custody of other family members.

The name of the victim will be withheld for 24 hours to ensure all family members are notified.

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