A veteran RCMP constable was arrested Saturday and charges were laid yesterday after his wife’s body was found inside a home in an Edmonton neighbourhood.

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team has charged Const. Tarith Sehmbi, 36, with second-degree murder.

Sehmbi’s first appearance in court is expected to be today in Edmonton.

Clifton Purvis, a spokesman with ASIRT, which investigates incidents involving police, said officers were called to the home after 4 a.m. on Saturday to a report of shots being fired.

He refused to say how the woman may have died, adding an autopsy will be done.

Purvis also wouldn’t comment on whether police had seized a weapon in connection with the death.

Sehmbi has been with the RCMP for over seven years.

with files from the canadian press

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