Crackhead Fires 15 Shots At Girlfriend

Birmingham, AlabamaA  man angry at his girlfriend fired 15 rounds at her Monday night.

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.

Source – HERE

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.

You’ve heard of the movie How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days?  I present to you:



Pete March 31, 2010 at 08:33 am

fortunately for here he was left eye dominant….

Admin (Mike) March 31, 2010 at 01:30 pm

That made me LOL. nice one!

moi March 31, 2010 at 06:04 pm

Im thinking if you been smokin crack long enough that some of your facial features look like you have had a stroke, …then maybe its time to seek rehab. lol

Lee April 1, 2010 at 12:19 am

Nah, the lazy eye was from huffing. He has the crack thing under control. It’s just a weekend thing. Sometimes a little puff to take the edge off on Wednesday evenings. Maybe a little Monday morning pick me up. Who doesn’t do that, really? A little taste after a long day looking for a hobby store that will still sell you glue. I think we can all relate to that. Every once in a while a nooner to get through a bad day. Who can blame a guy for that? Well, his old lady apparently. Talking out of the side of her neck at him for just trying to get loose after listening to her constant harping. Who wouldn’t scatter a little brass at some point? He always hated that purse anyway. If he didn’t love her, he would have used his daddy’s Blackhawk and let the air out of that bag. But he didn’t. Cuz he loves her. It was just a 22 long rifle Hallmark card, really. A bouquet of lead.

Admin (Mike) April 1, 2010 at 12:36 pm

ahhaha that made my morning

Admin (Mike) April 1, 2010 at 12:37 pm

haha yea. Sadly the most common solution is probably to smoke MORE crack to even it out.

Lori April 1, 2010 at 09:33 am

Don’t believe everything you read, and only half of what you see. I know what happened and I am going to set the story straight. For starts the girl involved is lying, the purse he shot was not on her arm it was on the couch. She came in and was drunk and TOLD him to get HER crack and when he refused she started hitting him and beating him with her purse. I know it is crazy to shoot anything but there are 15 bullet holes in the couch to prove it. He needs help, but she is crazy!!!

Admin (Mike) April 1, 2010 at 12:41 pm

Damn, sounds like a terrible situation as a whole. It really doesn’t surprise me to hear the media twisted the story again. Unfortunately “guy has argument with girlfriend and shoots her purse on the couch” is so much less dramatic, so I guess they felt they had to twist it.

One thing that strikes me as odd is, if the purse was shot on the couch, why does the article say he was charged with attempted murder? That doesn’t seem like the right charge if given what you said is true.

Lori April 1, 2010 at 02:35 pm

that is correct trying to lower charge to wreckless endangerment, police didnt even search the whole house and left casings there

Ken April 2, 2010 at 11:45 am

“scatter a little brass”…awesome. Seek help people….

Admin (Mike) April 2, 2010 at 10:28 pm

Lee’s comment was a joke :P

sad fact September 28, 2014 at 06:07 pm

The sister that has his defense already planned out, is one of the reasons he died over the weekend.
He should have been held accountable for his actions along time ago. His family kept him in the basement aiding him in his lifelong ability to purchase drugs. Love kills when you love too much.

Mary November 12, 2021 at 09:50 pm

Lori is his sister, who is also a drug addict, who has stolen money from her parents is only seeing his side of the story. I wonder if she saw it happen or just hears his side of story? Trust me- I have known this family since I was a child.

Sam November 12, 2021 at 09:57 pm

The above is the truth. His sister, Lori, is an addict too and has stolen credit cards from parents, which is why she is calling HER crazy, even though she admitted seeing bullet holes. His family never taught him how to be accountable for his actions which is why he overdosed with a needle in his arm- so very sad!

Mary November 12, 2021 at 09:44 pm

He shot at her, but HE is the CRAZY one- eyeroll. Yes, HE needed help, but he overdosed on heroin years ago. Too late for help. Former submitted by his sister who was not present the night of the incident. Even his own sister admitted she saw bullet holes. LMAO!

Sam November 12, 2021 at 10:10 pm

His sister, Lori, who left a totally different side of the story is the reason Stephen died with a needle in his arm-His family always lied for him and never made him accountable for his actions. The person who wrote “sad fact” is telling the truth, unfortunately. He lived in his parents basement getting money from Daddy to get high until he expired.

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