SPD: Woman shoots man while defending herself

Published: May. 23, 2017 at 12:32 PM CDT|Updated: May. 23, 2017 at 5:01 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A man is recovering in a Shreveport hospital after a woman claims she shot him in self-defense.

Police got the call just before 7:40 a.m. about a shooting at Country Club Apartments in the 4200 block of Lakeshore Drive.

According to Shreveport police spokesman Cpl. Marcus Hines, as police arrived at the scene, they found a man on the ground with a gunshot wound to the head.

A woman told officers that she was attacked by the man while she was leaving her apartment. She then used a firearm to protect herself. Officers said that they found a gun on him as well.

"She was assaulted," Hines said. "There's marks that she's bearing that clearly shows she was pretty beat up."

Hines also said that the man had been bothering her for the past few weeks. Residents at the complex told police they had seen him loitering around the grounds. He added that police do not know if they knew each other.

We spoke with one witness who heard the altercation outside her friend's apartment. "Well she hollered out and said 'there you go again,' that's all I heard. But they were out there though," said Josephine Davis, a witness. Davis added, "she was out there hollering 'get off me, get off me.'"

Davis says she heard three gunshots go off. "She defended herself, what else was she to do? She's an older lady, and I know I'm an older lady, but she's way older than me, and she lives by herself," Davis said.

The man was transported to University Health with life-threatening injuries.

The woman was taken into police custody. She has not been charged at this time.

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