A Woman In Georgia Was Angry About Barking Dogs. So She Got Her Gun And Shot Her Neighbor, Police Say.
A shooting sparked over a dispute about barking dogs in Georgia left a woman behind bars on two counts of second-degree attempted murder, officials said.
Around 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 29, police in Flowery Branch said officers responded to a report of a shooting at an apartment.
At the scene, officers found an adult female victim standing in the road suffering gunshot wounds.
Officers started lifesaving measures on the woman, who was struck twice, before she was transported to the hospital by ambulance, officials said.
Police located the suspect, identified as 56-year-old Fonda Suzette Spratt, and took her into custody without further incident.
During the investigation, detectives determined the dispute started over a complaint about barking dogs, police said.
According to officials, Spratt entered the victim’s residence and confronted her about the barking dogs and then pulled out a handgun and shot at the victim multiple times.
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Flowery Branch Police Chief Christopher Hulsey called the incident "incredibly unfortunate" and noted it "could have ended in catastrophic results."
"There could have been more innocent individuals injured or killed," Halsey said in a statement. "I am proud of the quick response time and sound decision making of our officers and thankful that this incident was not worse. I would also like to thank Oakwood Police Department and the Hall County Sheriff's Office for their assistance."
Spratt originally was charged with multiple crimes, including one count of attempted murder as well as aggravated assault, home invasion, reckless conduct, and possession of a firearm during the commission of certain crimes.
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On Feb. 3, however, a Hall County grand jury indicted Spratt on a second count of attempted murder in connection with the shooting, police said.
According to the indictment, Spratt entered the apartment, which was occupied by two women at the time, and started shooting, injuring one.
When speaking to The Gainesville Times, Hulsey said the attempted murder charge was brought because "she did admit that she wanted to kill her.”
Spratt was booked into the Hall County Jail, where she was being held without bond.
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