NOPD: Woman pulls gun on armed man arguing with her boyfriend, gets shot in chest

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NEW ORLEANS – A 22-year-old woman was shot in the chest last night after police say she intervened in a fight between her boyfriend and two other men.

The woman was with her boyfriend in the 4100 block of South Carrollton Avenue just before midnight on January 23 when the argument began, according to initial reports by the NOPD.

The victim’s boyfriend was arguing with two unidentified men when one of the men left and returned with a handgun.

The victim retreated to her vehicle and retrieved her handgun, according to the NOPD.

The woman pointed her gun at the armed man, who then shot her in the chest.

The victim’s boyfriend helped her into her vehicle and drove her to a hospital, where she died on the morning of January 24, according to the NOPD.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is asked to contact NOPD Homicide Unit Detective Leonard Bendy at (504) 658-5300 or to call anonymously to Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP. 

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