ASO: Woman Lied About Being Shot In Neck By Stranger
ALACHUA COUNTY - It sounded like a terrifying and random crime of violence.
A wounded woman telling investigators that she answered her door and was shot by a stranger.
Except, according to Alachua County Sheriff's deputies...it never happened.
Instead, deputies say Regina Pines of southwest Gainesville was in a fight with her boyfriend about 4:30 this morning when the gun they were struggling over went off.
The bullet grazed her neck, and he took off, say deputies.
Originally, police said the woman reported that she answered the door and was shot by a stranger on the other side.
But deputies say the physical evidence didn't line up with that.
"One plus one equals two and when the story you're being told doesn't add up to two, you start seeing things that do add up to two, and you pretty well know right off the bat that what you're being told is not correct," Sheriff's spokesman Art Forgey said.
Pines was taken to the hospital where she was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Her boyfriend was arrested but has not been charged.
Deputies say there is a warrant for his arrest in Putnam County.
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