Woman Shoots Boyfriend After He Strangles Her

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A woman was allegedly assaulted by her boyfriend and was forced to shoot him in self-defense. (Photo: WOWT)

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An Omaha woman shot her boyfriend last week after he allegedly attempted to strangle her. 

According to the Omaha World-Herald, the 39-year-old woman and her boyfriend were arguing. She told police that he began to assault her. 

Per the police report, she struck him over the head with a metal pipe and then he strangled her from behind. She began fearing for her life.

He refused to release her and this was when she reached for a gun. The woman shot her boyfriend.

Police originally received a call for sexual assault but according to KETV, “the call was upgraded to a shooting as officers were responding to the scene.”

They arrived to find the 40-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his leg. Authorities took him to the Nebraska Medical Center.

The boyfriend, considered to be in non-life-threatening condition, was transferred to the Douglas County Jail.

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Charges of assault by strangulation and third-degree assault have been filed against him, and his bail is set at $50,000.

According to the CDC, over half of women have experienced sexual violence during their lifetimes. Serious consequences can arise from this type of violence, one of the most severe being PTSD. 

The NCADV, or National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, claims that there are more than 10 million adults assaulted by an intimate partner per year. 

These statistics did not favor the woman from Omaha. 

No local sources have released information on the condition of the victim. She is likely lucky that she had a method to defend herself from her boyfriend. 

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Groups like the NCADV make attempts to help victims and prevent assault and the CDC provides suggestions to reduce these numbers. 

The NRA recently reposted this story on X, including a bit of commentary. “Anti-gun politicians should try telling this woman she doesn’t need a gun.”

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  • Ray Flaherty December 15, 2023, 7:37 am

    In this God-forsaken age it’s refreshing when justice can still be swift. Hats off to those “good guys with a gun.”

  • paul I'll call you what I want/1st Amendment December 14, 2023, 8:29 am

    I wonder if she had eaten the last tater tot?????

    • Hondo December 15, 2023, 2:33 pm

      I laughed a little to hard on that one.

    • Robert E. Lee December 16, 2023, 10:30 am

      Certainly a mitigating circumstance…

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