PORTLAND, Ore. – Police say a woman shot her ex-boyfriend Tuesday night in Southeast Portland, paralyzing him.
Police say the couple had been in a 15-year relationship. According to court documents, they had recently broken up.
Police arrested 37-year-old Miranda L. Robinson and charged her with attempted murder, first-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon.
The shooting happened just before 5:30 p.m. in the 12600 block of Southeast Salmon Court, according to police.
According to a court document, when a police officer arrived at the scene, he found Robinson sitting on the curb, saying: "I did it! I did it! I wanted to shoot myself too, but it wouldn't work."
One witness told police that after she heard the gunshot she went outside and heard the victim scream: "She shot me. You (expletive deleted) you paralyzed me!"
The witness tried to convince Robinson to put the gun down. But Robinson put the gun to her head and pulled the trigger. The gun didn't go off, however, because it's magazine had been removed.
The man was taken to the hospital, police say where doctors confirmed he is now paralyzed because a bullet is lodged in his spine.
Robinson faces charges of attempted murder, assault in the first degree with a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon.