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Alleged shooter claims victim was stalking her

Both the victim and the alleged attacker in a Monday morning drive-by shooting claimed the other party was stalking them, according to court documents. Christopher Gallo was shot in the shoulder shortly after 8 a.m. Monday in the Value Village parking lot on West Boone Avenue. He told investigators Karen Eide had been stalking him since May 2014 and followed him into the parking lot, pulling up next to him in a dark minivan. Gallo got out of his car to talk to Eide, then re-entered his car and heard shots being fired. He said Eide then drove farther away from him in the parking lot. He got outside to talk on his phone and heard several more shots being fired, one of which hit him in the shoulder. Police Detective Neil Gallion received a report from the Adams County Sheriff’s Office Monday that Eide had called 911 asking for help with a stalker, and admitted to shooting her stalker earlier. Officers in Adams County retrieved a 9mm handgun from Eide’s car. Neither Eide nor Gallo have filed for protection or anti-harassment orders from each other, according to Spokane County Superior Court records. Eide pleaded guilty in July to unlawful possession of a firearm after she carried a .38 revolver into a store. Eide was arrested Monday afternoon on first-degree assault charges. She has previous convictions in Oregon and Alaska for driving under the influence, possession of methamphetamine, domestic violence and criminal mischief.
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