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Thursday, December 12, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Woman arrested Saturday in north Spokane domestic violence shooting

A man was taken to the hospital from an apparent shooting Friday night in northeast Spokane and police are seeking the community’s help in identifying a suspect. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)
A man was taken to the hospital from an apparent shooting Friday night in northeast Spokane and police are seeking the community’s help in identifying a suspect. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

A woman is in jail after police say she shot her boyfriend in the leg in north Spokane.

Karla R. Licea, 25, was booked into Spokane County Jail Saturday night on suspicion of unlawful possession of a firearm and first degree domestic violence assault. Her boyfriend was hospitalized with a gunshot wound to his leg.

Spokane police officers were called to the couple’s residence in the 1600 block of East Bismark Avenue at about 7:30 p.m., where the shooting victim told police an unidentified black male who attempted to steal from him had shot him, according to a police department news release. The man was drifting “in and out of consciousness.”

Officers interviewed Licea, who told them she did not know how her boyfriend had been shot, police said. It was later determined, however, that Licea had been the one who shot the man in the leg.

The woman’s first court appearance is Monday afternoon.

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