Police now say a woman who was shot in the chest as she walked her dog on the city's east side this morning was shot while she was preventing her boyfriend from shooting his former girlfriend, 1200 WOAI news reports.
The incident happened in the 1600 block of Amanda. That's located off Rigsby Road on the east side.
Detectives at the scene said the boyfriend was inside and heard the shot, and ran outside to find his girlfriend sprawled on the sidewalk, bleeding from a gunshot wound to the chest. She was rushed to the hospital in extremely critical condition.
But now detectives say the boyfriend was not inside after all. He was outside, engaged in an argument with his former girlfriend, and the victim got in the middle.
The boyfriend is expected to face charges.