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Woman shoots, wounds ex-boyfriend

Posted: Tuesday, March 16, 2010

ANCHORAGE - Anchorage police say a man upset by child custody issues was shot by his former girlfriend at her home.

The woman told police that 31-year-old Tommy Robert Thomas at 12:14 a.m. Monday entered her home on East 73rd Avenue acting aggressively.

When he refused to leave, she fired a warning shot into the floor. Witnesses said he moved toward the woman and she shot him twice, striking him in the leg and his side, just under his armpit.

Thomas underwent surgery and is expected to survive.

The shooter and two visiting friends were taken to police headquarters for questioning.

Detectives have not filed charges but the case has been forwarded to the district attorney for review. The name of the shooter was not released.



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