A Pennsylvania woman shot her boyfriend after he grabbed her by the hair and ‘gently smooshed’ a slice of pizza in her face during a heated argument, he testified at a hearing Tuesday.
Jennifer Boop, 31, of Millmont, was ordered to stand trial on attempted homicide, aggravated assault and other charges in connection to the incident that left 34-year-old Brandon Doan injured.
Doan, who lived with Boop and her two daughters from a previous relationship, described the October 12 shooting from the witness stand during a preliminary hearing.
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Shot over pizza: Jennifer Boop, 31, is accused of shooting her boyfriend, Brandon Doan, in the chest after he rubbed pizza in her face during an argument (file photo)
The family were having pizza at around 4pm at their home on Timber Road in Adams Township when Doan and Boop got into a dispute.
‘I grabbed her by the hair and gently smooshed the pizza in her face,’ Doan said. ‘She quickly shot me,’ reported The Daily Item.
Doan testified he couldn’t recall why the couple had started arguing but said things escalated after Boop refused to promptly agree to pack up and leave with her children, aged nine and 13.
‘She didn’t obey, so you had to go further?’ Boop’s attorney Kathleen Dautrich asked Doan on cross-examination.
Doan said Boop grabbed his .38 Taurus Special revolver from its holster on a bedroom dresser and shot him in the upper chest.
He spent two weeks recovering in the hospital and still wears a neck brace because bullet fragments remain lodged near his spine and have left him with a severely weakened left arm.
Police contend Boop told them she called 911, then called her mother and Doan’s mother before trying to help stop Doan’s bleeding.
The incident took place at the couple’s home in Adams Township, Pennsylvania (pictured), which their shared with Boop’s two daughters from a previous relationship
The mother-of-two told police she didn’t mean to fire the gun but was trying to scare Doan into letting go of her hair, authorities said.
According to court documents cited by the station WNEP, Boop said she had never fired a gun before and did not know it was loaded.
She also said she assumed all guns had a safety, and she did not know how the weapon went off since she never took the safety off.
‘It sounds like my client was bullied,’ Dautrich said after the hearing. ‘I never saw anyone smoosh anything gently.’