‘I was just trying to scare him’: Woman arrested after firing gun at boyfriend, police say

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HOUSTON — A Houston woman is facing criminal charges after firing a gun at her boyfriend during a domestic dispute Sunday in the metropolitan area.

Katrina Hypolite, 45, was at her residence in the 8900 block of Dandy Street around 1:20 a.m. when she and her boyfriend got into a verbal altercation, the Houston Police Department said.

Hypolite went into her bedroom, leaving her boyfriend in the living room. The man eventually made his way to the bedroom, where Hypolite fired the gun towards the closet.

The suspect told police she only intended to scare her boyfriend.

She is charged with discharging a firearm.