Stephen Gafford, 43, missed but some of the bullets hit too close for comfort. Investigators recovered seven .22-caliber projectiles from the lining of the woman’s purse, said Jefferson County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Randy Christian.
The victim, whose name wasn’t released, went to the sheriff’s Forestdale substation to report the assault. She told authorities she and her boyfriend got into an argument about him smoking crack.
He began punching her in the face, and then opened fire with a rifle. Her purse was slung over her shoulder when it was peppered with the seven shots.
She got away and went to the substation.
Gafford is charged with attempted murder and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held in the county jail on $26,000 bond.
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Wow sounds like an outstanding guy. :roll: No I did not photoshop his picture.
The article says he used a .22 caliber rifle, so it’s probably safe to assume it was the ubiquitous .22LR rimfire cartridge. Even so, it must have been a thick purse! I’ve shot through some fairly strong stuff with .22LR.
That goon deserves everything bad coming his way. Glad to hear his girlfriend is unscathed; I hope she has enough sense to leave him after this incident.