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Deputies: Woman caught after shooting stepdad in leg

Shots fired early Wednesday in Colbert

UPDATED: Wed., June 10, 2015

Spokane County deputies apprehended a woman who allegedly shot her stepfather in the leg early Wednesday during a dispute in a Colbert home. Jennifer A. Anderson, 38, is charged with first-degree attempted murder in connection with the incident. She was booked into the Spokane County Jail and is expected to appear in court Thursday. The call came in around 5:30 a.m. While deputies were en route, Anderson fled through a field behind the home in the 17900 block of North Hardesty Road and into a wooded area, the sheriff’s office said. Deputies caught her about a mile away. They also found a handgun in the area near North Boston Road and East Trevor Road. The stepfather, whose name has not been released, was taken to a local hospital with one gunshot wound on a leg that appeared to be non-life-threatening, the sheriff’s office said. Following a reported assault in February, Anderson requested a no-contact order against her stepfather, and in April, an unidentified suspect shot at his home, the sheriff’s office said. The stepfather told deputies he thought Anderson was the shooter in that incident, too.
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