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Frederick County woman shoots man, claims self-defense

Law enforcement says woman feared for her safety

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A California man was shot early Thursday morning by a Frederick County, Va. woman who claims it was in self-defense.

According to the Frederick County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a 911 call on Lake Holiday Road just before 1 a.m., by a caller who allegedly shot her acquaintance twice in the leg. 

The victim, Jimmy Tucker, 42, of Victorville, Calif. allegedly made repeated unwanted sexual advances toward the woman in her home, leading her to fear for her safety. When the woman told Tucker to leave her residence, deputies say he refused and threatened to kill her.

The woman allegedly fired multiple shots at Tucker, hitting him twice.

Deputies say Tucker was transported to the Winchester Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries. 

Charges are still pending.


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