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KC woman is accused of shooting ex-boyfriend after quarrel involving puppy

Updated: 2013-03-15T02:02:45Z

By CHRISTINE VENDEL

The Kansas City Star

Jackson County prosecutors on Thursday charged a 28-year-old Kansas City woman with two felonies after she allegedly shot her ex-boyfriend, who was trying to take her pit bull puppy.

He suffered a non-life-threatening wound to his leg.

Prosecutors charged Nicole M. Morris with domestic assault and armed criminal action.

Police reports and court records said the 34-year-old ex-boyfriend showed up unannounced at Morris’ home in the 3500 block of College Avenue about 2:20 a.m. Thursday. He allegedly barged inside and went to the back of the home looking for a puppy that he wanted to sell. They argued about a litter of puppies, according to witnesses, and Morris ordered him to leave, but he allegedly refused.

The argument awakened Morris’ 11-year-old daughter. She heard the ex-boyfriend cursing and refusing to leave, so she grabbed a frying pan and told him to leave. Morris allegedly asked her daughter to bring her a specific pair of socks, and the girl complied. Morris allegedly pulled a gun from a sock and shot at her ex-boyfriend from her doorway as he was leaving with a puppy.

The woman’s 6-year-old son also witnessed the shooting.

The ex-boyfriend went to a hospital for treatment. Morris told police she was trying to shoot at the ground to scare her ex-boyfriend because he wouldn’t leave and she had to go to work, according to court records.

To reach Christine Vendel, call 816-234-4438 or send email to cvendel@kcstar.com.

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