Heidi Firkus, 25, died inside the home at 1794 W. Minnehaha Ave. when a shotgun went off during a struggle with an intruder Sunday morning, according to KARE 11.
Her husband, Nicholas Firkus, 27, was shot in the leg and treated at Regions Hospital where he has since been released.
Nick Firkus told police that he and his wife were upstairs around 6:30 a.m. when they heard a noise downstairs. He said he grabbed his shotgun and walked downstairs with his wife where an intruder coming through the front door confronted him.
"A struggle ensued over the shotgun," said Sgt. Paul Schnell. "The shotgun went off and the wife was shot."
Branden O'Connor, who was house-sitting next door, heard a muffled sound coming from the victims' home Sunday morning and was concerned.
"I thought I heard, 'Please stop!'" O'Connor said. "I may have also heard, 'You shot me,' or, 'You shot her.'"
Calvary Baptist, where the Firkus' attended church, in Roseville held a prayer service Sunday night.