The Harrison County Sheriff’s Office has arrested Charlotte Lee, 30, on a charge of aggravated domestic violence, a felony, over the shooting Wednesday morning of her boyfriend in DeLisle.
Sheriff’s Maj. Tom Clifford said Deandre Dedeaux, 34, called the Sheriff’s Office at 9 a.m. to report Lee had shot him in the buttocks with a .45-caliber handgun during an argument.
She then jumped into a vehicle and left the house on Alpine Road, Clifford said. He said responding officers saw Lee’s vehicle and took her into custody shortly after the shooting. They found a .45 in the vehicle, he said.
A helicopter flew Dedeaux to Memorial Hospital at Gulfport, but the sheriff’s department says he has since been stabilized and flown to Tulane Medical Center. The .45-caliber bullet traveled from his rear end into his abdomen, Clifford said.
Lee was taken to the sheriff’s criminal investigations unit for questioning, Clifford said. Justice Court Judge Dianne Ladner has set her bond at $200,000.
Lt. Coley Judy, who heads investigations, said the couple was arguing over money.
A neighbor, Mary Harvey, said she did not hear the gunshot, but she contacted the Sun Herald to say guns are frequently fired in the area.
“I am not surprised someone got shot,” she said. “People fire their guns around here all the time. I do not think that people should be allowed to just fire their guns in this residential area. Last night, I heard no less than six shots. I knew it was only a matter of time before someone was shot.”
Harvey, who is retired from the Air Force, said she supports the right to carry arms, but she shoots her gun at a firing range.
Clifford said it is not illegal to discharge a firearm in the county, but said the sheriff’s office has “shut down” discharge of firearms in densely populated residential areas by warning residents they are violating the county’s noise ordinance.