A Center Grove area man was arrested after his wife was shot during an argument at their home.

Stephen B. Keck, 45, was arrested on a charge of criminal recklessness.

Keck told investigators he and his wife had been arguing about money Tuesday night and he grabbed a gun, and was considering harming himself. While he was holding the gun, it went off, shooting his wife, Dawn Henderson, 46, in the neck, Johnson County Sheriff Doug Cox said.

Henderson was on the couch, bleeding heavily when sheriff’s deputies arrived at the home in the 700 block of Leisure Lane in the Carefree neighborhood. Deputies applied pressure to try to stop the bleeding until emergency workers arrived, according to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office report. The deputy continuously talked to Henderson to keep her awake, the report said.

Henderson was then taken to Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital. No information was available on Henderson’s condition on Wednesday afternoon.

Investigators have spoken to her, and she has told them she believes the shooting was an accident, Cox said.

A child in the home told police he was in the bathroom and heard a gunshot and saw his mother on the couch, the report said.

The sheriff’s office is continuing to investigate the shooting.

Keck was held at the Johnson County jail on $3,300 bond.

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Annie Goeller is managing editor of the Daily Journal. She can be reached at agoeller@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2718.