66-Year-Old Woman Fires Shots at Neighbor



Fortuna Police Dept. Press Release

On May 16, 2013 at about 8:30 PM, officers with the Fortuna Police Department responded to the 1800 block of Kenmar Road for report of shots fired. The reporting party reported that his neighbor was trying to shoot him. Upon arrival officers determined that 66 year old Audrey Gipson had discharged her .357 Revolver at her neighbor during a dispute.

Upon further investigation, officers learned that Gipson was upset with her neighbor because of an ongoing issue with loud noise coming from the residence and leaves from vegetation in his yard that were falling into her yard.

Gipson admitted that during the dispute, she became upset over the ongoing issues and fired her revolver in the victim’s direction. Gipson was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility and the department will be seeking charges for the following:

– Assault with a deadly weapon
– Negligent discharge of a firearm
– Brandishing




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