Girlfriend attempts to set cars on fire during domestic dispute
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 15:55:38 GMT —
On Sept. 2 at nearly a quarter until 2 p.m., APD officers were sent to the 1900 block of N. Spring on a domestic dispute during which a woman was breaking out car windows and attempting to set it on fire.
As officers were arriving, they were advised that the female was now armed with a pistol and that shots had been fired.
Once on scene, officers located the male involved in the disturbance, who was standing on the front porch holding an infant child. He told officers that his girlfriend was breaking windows and is now armed with a gun and was in the garage.
Officers secured the scene and began calling out to the female in the garage. As officers remained behind cover, they called out and established communication with the female. She was telling officers that they were going to have to shoot her. She eventually came out of the garage still armed with a simi-automatic pistol.
After repeated and numerous commands, the female finally dropped the pistol, but continued telling the officers to shoot her.
Officers could see the woman was bleeding profusely from her arms and wrist.
The female continued making movements back to where the gun was dropped. Eventually, however, she stopped and laid on the ground per officer commands.
She was taken into custody and an ambulance was summoned to treat her injuries.
Officers located two vehicles on scene that had several windows broken out and other damage.
Neither car was actually set on fire, only gasoline poured over them.
The female was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment and was later admitted for evaluation.
The pistol and shell casings were recovered. No one was injured at the scene.
No arrests have been made at this time and the investigation remains ongoing.