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Woman arrested after shooting boyfriend near Sun Herald building, police say

Gulfport police are investigating a shooting near the Sun Herald building late Saturday night.

The shooting involved a newspaper carrier, 51-year-old Angela Michelle Fletcher of Gulfport, and her boyfriend.

Officer responded to a report of a shooting at 11:39 p.m. and found a man with a gunshot wound, police said in a press release.

The couple was “involved in an altercation” when Fletcher retrieved a gun and shot the man, police said.

He was transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Fletcher was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault and taken to the Harrison County Adult Detention Center with a bond of $50,000 set by Justice Court Judge Brandon Ladner.

No Sun Herald employees were hurt in the shooting. Newspaper carriers, who deliver papers overnight, are independent contractors.

Anyone with more information should contact the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959 or you can remain anonymous and contact Crimestoppers at www.mscoastcrimestoppers.com or calling 1-877-787-5898

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