Michigan woman charged in shots fired at shoplifters

DETROIT (AP) — A 46-year-old suburban Detroit woman has been charged after authorities say she fired a shot at the tires of an SUV to stop fleeing shoplifters in a Home Depot parking lot.

Tatiana Duva-Rodriguez of Clarkston was arraigned Tuesday for reckless discharge of a weapon.

The shooting occurred on Oct. 6, northwest of Detroit in Auburn Hills. The shoplifters escaped, but two men were arrested a few days later and charged with retail fraud.

Authorities have said the woman who fired the shot wasn’t being threatened. Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper says the shot could have struck someone else.

Duva-Rodriguez’s attorney, Steve Schwartz, tells The Associated Press that she was attempting to be a good Samaritan.

Schwartz says she is licensed to carry a concealed weapon. Her next hearing is Oct. 26.

 

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