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Woman, 43, charged with Portage shooting

Posted at 3:57 PM, Jun 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-25 16:49:30-04

PORTAGE, Mich. — A 43-year-old Hastings woman was charged Thursday after allegedly shooting a woman outside a home in Portage.

Theresa Petto was arraigned Thursday on assault with intent to murder and felony firearm charges.

The shooting was reported at roughly 7:20 a.m. Wednesday in the 2900 block of French Bay drive.   Police believe Petto and the victim, Rachel Drafta, know each other.

On Wednesday morning, Petto allegedly parked her SUV a few blocks from the scene, walked to Drafta’s home and shot her in the head with a .22 caliber revolver.

Drafta was found in her driveway with a gunshot wound.  According to a Thursday press release, she remains hospitalized and is in critical condition.

Petto is scheduled to be back in court for a pre-exam conference July 8 at 8:30 a.m.  Her bond was set at $1 million.