Crime

Woman afraid boyfriend would cut her, shoots him five times, police say

Boyfriend shot in south Fort Worth

Fort Worth police investigate at the scene of a shooting Wednesday on Clovermeadow Drive.
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Fort Worth police investigate at the scene of a shooting Wednesday on Clovermeadow Drive.

Believing that her boyfriend was retrieving knives to cut her, a woman shot him Wednesday inside their south Fort Worth house, police said.

The woman shot the man five times, in his torso and his arm, Fort Worth police said. The man was in critical condition in the minutes after he was shot and was in surgery at John Peter Smith Hospital. Police did not release his name or age.

The woman was being interviewed by family violence unit detectives.

The violence erupted about 11 a.m. in the house near Clovermeadow and Shadymeadow Drives, police said.

The man made a threat to harm his girlfriend during a dispute, police said.

When the woman, whose name and age police also did not release, believed that her boyfriend went downstairs to get knives, she went upstairs and “grabbed the gun that they keep in the house,” police said.

The investigation continues and no charges had been announced Wednesday afternoon.

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