published Monday, September 19th, 2011

Chattanooga woman shoots herself in the foot after domestic spat

1512 Wilson Street
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A Chattanooga woman is receiving treatment at a hospital after shooting herself in the foot this morning, according to the Chattanooga Police Department.

Police responded to a domestic shooting this morning at 1512 Wilson Street to find that Jessica Strong suffering from a shotgun wound to her foot, according to police spokeswoman Sgt. Jerri Weary.

Weary said Strong and her domestic partner Marcellus Finley had been arguing since Sunday, and that the argument carried over to this morning.

At some point during the dispute, Strong pulled a sawed-off shot gun with the intention to use it against Finley, who tried to leave the home.

As Strong followed him to the doorway with the gun, the screen door slammed on her and the gun fired, striking her foot, Weary said.

Finley was not injured in the incident.

Police also obtained warrants against Strong for domestic aggravated assault and possession of a prohibited weapon. She will be arrested after she is discharged from the hospital, Weary said.

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ooltewahvol said...

Ha, shot herself in the foot literally and figuratively. Sounds like a loving couple.

September 19, 2011 at 2:06 p.m.
terrybham said...

I only have one word for this story: gunsafety.

September 19, 2011 at 2:13 p.m.

Screen door prevents murder. News at 6?

September 19, 2011 at 2:29 p.m.
joneses said...

The dumb in this city continues to get dumber.

September 19, 2011 at 2:43 p.m.
eastridge8 said...

joneses, Amen to that...this is just stupid...I don't understand how these people survive...

September 19, 2011 at 3:13 p.m.
lockedandloaded said...

She'll live till shes 103. You can't kill stupid people.

September 19, 2011 at 3:28 p.m.
klugermann said...

I whole-heartedly support Jessica's right to own a gun and shoot her foot with it. This is exactly what the Founding Fathers intended in the 2nd amendment to our Constitution.

September 19, 2011 at 4:07 p.m.
joneses said...

klugman, the gun did not shoot her in the foot, she did as the gun does not have a brain. Actually the gun is smarter than this woman as the gun would not intentionally or accidentally shoot this woman in the foot therefore it makes more sense for the gun to have more rights than this stupid woman.

September 19, 2011 at 4:24 p.m.
dao1980 said...

Watch out klugermann, your oven is still after you since that time it decided to burn you for no reason.

Not to mention the spiteful edge of your couch, I'm sure it can't wait to stub your toe again.

Cars that wreck, hammers that whomp thumbs, doors that bite fingers, concrete that scrapes knees, heck, there are even golf balls that refuse to go where I want them to!

It's a wonder any of us get by in this life with all of these nasty inanimate objects out to get us.

September 19, 2011 at 4:38 p.m.
chet123 said...

Its a Cultural thing.....Spouse abuse have a different meaning with ghetto mean the woman is kicking the man butt....helppppppp! get this woman off my butt

September 19, 2011 at 9:06 p.m.
twharr said...

Chet, you're an idiot. I hope you don't own a gun.

September 20, 2011 at 6:12 a.m.
sunnydelight said...

chet123,Is her domestic partner Marcellus Finley . Is marcellis a female or male.

September 20, 2011 at 6:48 a.m.
holdout said...

Ease up on Chet tw, that was funny

September 20, 2011 at 10:06 a.m.
prairiedog said...

Don't you just have to wonder how anybody could think they'd get away with shooting somebody, or just not care, and ruin the rest of their own life in the process? If living in a white-bread suburb of Bible beating fundamentalist evangelists is supposed to be a bad thing (the article about Chattanooga in OUTSIDE magazine), why don't they cover the sporting aspects of people shooting other people downtown? That seems far more "out-doorsie"

September 20, 2011 at 2:33 p.m.
Sofiarun said...

I can imagine how ridiculous the woman must be feeling at shooting her own foot, but it is somewhat a comfort to know that the man did not get hurt in the incident, as things could have turned out much worse.

May 17, 2012 at 2:16 a.m.
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