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Morgan County woman charged with domestic assault, claims self-defense in shooting

Christina Christian
Morgan County Sheriff's Office Facebook page
Christina Christian


A Gravois Mills woman who was charged with domestic assault and other felonies claimed self-defense in shooting her boyfriend, according to court documents.

Christina Christian, 35, was charged with first-degree domestic assault, armed criminal action and illegal gun possession. She was arrested and brought to the Morgan County Jail on Thursday, according to a social media post from the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office. However, her information did not appear Thursday evening on the Morgan County Jail’s online roster.

The state requested that her bond be denied and the social media post says she is being held at the jail without bond. She has previous pleaded guilty to a felony, which prohibits her from owning a gun.

According to the social media post, law enforcement received a call at 7:04 a.m. about a report of a gunshot victim in the 27000 block of Cali Court Road after the caller and victim claimed the victim was shot by Christian.

According to the probable cause statement, Christian claimed that she and the victim were arguing and that she didn’t mean to shoot him, but intended to shoot in his direction to “scare him off the property.”

Christian claimed that the victim threatened to kill her with a metal pipe after suggesting the two end their relationship, court documents say. The victim allegedly packed his bags and walked to the driveway and Christian shot him from about 100 feet away, according to court documents.

Law enforcement found the metal pipe in a bedroom, the statement says. Christian then allegedly said that the victim hit her with an open hand first before picking up the pipe. Christian then allegedly said again that she did not purposefully shoot at the victim, court documents say.

The social media post states that the victim was first brought to Lake Regional Hospital before being admitted to University Hospital in Columbia.

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