EMS worker arrested for firing handgun during lovers’ quarrel

Posted at 9:47 PM, Jul 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-13 22:41:45-04

CALHOUN COUNTY, Mich. — An off-duty ambulance worker was arrested this week near Battle Creek for firing a handgun after getting into a verbal fight with her girlfriend.

The Michigan State Police post in Marshall says the incident happened early Wednesday morning around 3 a.m. in the 4600 block of B Drive South in Leroy Township. Troopers say the suspect is a 25-year-old woman who is an employee of Lifecare EMS. She came home from work and got into a fight with her 28-year-old girlfriend.

At some point after their fight, troopers say the suspect drank “at least one” beer and fired a handgun, though they’re receiving mixed reports about the details. The suspect allegedly says the gun was fired outside, whereas her girlfriend says it was fired inside.

Nobody was hurt, and the woman who allegedly fired the gun was arrested for domestic violence, possessing a firearm, and discharging a weapon indoors.

Battle Creek police, the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department, and Michigan State Police responded to the call. The suspect will be identified pending arraignment.