SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- City police arrested a 22-year-old woman who is accused of shooting a man in the leg early Thursday morning during a domestic assault. She was later released from custody and her attorneys say she was defending herself.
Police say the shooting was around 5 a.m. at an apartment in the 800 block of South Eastgate Avenue. The victim is 25 years old. Police say he went to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The woman's attorneys, Dee Wampler and Joe Passanise, issued this statement:
"(She) was clearly acting in self-defense. She was in fear for her life, and had been assaulted at 5:00 a.m. in her home while asleep.
"This is a classic case of the Castle Doctrine self-defense law. We are hopeful the Prosecuting Attorney will use good judgement and not waste taxpayer dollars on a needless prosecution."