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Lover’s cheating leads to armed standoff


This news story was published on March 16, 2013.
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., March 15 (UPI) — Florida police said a woman barricaded herself in a motel room, fired off 18 shots and threatened suicide because she was upset about her unfaithful boyfriend.

Daytona Beach police said officers were called to the Sun & Surf Motel at 5 p.m. EDT Wednesday when Heather Beaver, 21, barricaded herself in a motel room with a firearm after an argument with her boyfriend of three years, Craig Garris, about his cheating, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reported Friday.

Beaver fired off 18 rounds during the standoff, some of which went in the direction of police. No one was injured by the bullets.

Police said Beaver, who threatened to kill herself, surrendered shortly before 7:20 p.m. when tear gas was used in the room.

Beaver was taken to Halifax Health Medical Center for evaluation. She was charged with four counts of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of assault with intent to commit a felony and carrying a concealed firearm in the commission of a felony.

Copyright 2013 United Press International, Inc. (UPI).

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