Police Briefs; 2 Face Assault, Battery Charges

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Byline: JOHN CARTER

A 23-year-old woman in the 5800 block of Justina Court was arrested Aug. 29 and charged with aggravated assault, criminal mischief and battery.

Witnesses told police the woman shot at her 21-year-old boyfriend with a handgun.

The victim told police he was sitting on the ground near his carport with a male friend when the suspect approached him and threw four pairs of his shoes on the ground. The shoes had been cut up, according to a police report.

Witnesses said the suspect pulled out a handgun and started "waving it around" at her boyfriend and his friend and yelled that she was going to "put them away."

Witnesses said the woman then got a cell phone call and put the gun in her purse. At that point the victim lunged for the gun. He ran across the street and threw the gun in the bushes, the report said.

Witnesses said the woman chased him across the street, got the gun from beneath the bushes and began firing at the victim. The victim wasn't hit but a nearby car was struck by a bullet, witnesses said. …