Prosecutors are charging a man accused of shooting a woman in the hand and head with attempted murder
FORT WAYNE, Indiana (WANE) – Allen County prosecutors on Tuesday increased the charges against a man accused of shooting a woman in the hand and head last month, costing her a ring finger and requiring brain surgery from her to have demanded.
Adrian Collins, 21, is now facing charges of attempted murder and aggravated assault, which could see him jailed for 22 to 56 years.
Collins was provisionally charged with aggravated assault, criminal recklessness and use of a firearm in committing a felony in the September 25 shooting that resulted from an argument over a woman and her roommate at a McClellan Street home.
According to Allen Superior Court documents, the woman and her roommate began arguing about Collins staying in the home.
The woman who was eventually shot said Collins once drew a gun on her and she knocked it out of his hand, court documents say. Collins then left the house, only to return with another man, the woman said in court documents.
Collins and the other man are accused of going to the front of the house. The other man knocked on the door while Collins stood to one side. When the woman responded, she was accused of pointing a gun at the man with Collins.
At this point, Collins is charged with shooting inside the house, court documents say.
One bullet ripped off the woman’s ring finger just above the knuckle, court records said, while another hit her in the back of the head. The woman told investigators she needed surgery, in which doctors removed part of her skull to remove the bullet.
Doctors then used mesh to properly reattach the portion of her skull they had removed, the woman said in court documents.
Collins was arrested earlier this month and is being held in the Allen County Jail.
https://www.wane.com/top-stories/prosecutors-charge-man-accused-of-shooting-woman-in-hand-and-head-with-attempted-murder/ Prosecutors are charging a man accused of shooting a woman in the hand and head with attempted murder