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Lehigh Co. woman arrested for allegedly firing gun at man while he was sleeping

Published On: Jun 23 2013 11:03:06 AM EDT   Updated On: Jun 24 2013 06:02:59 AM EDT


A 55-year-old Lehigh County woman has been arrested for allegedly shooting at a man while he was sleeping.

Police say Patricia Lee Mitchell fired a handgun at a 61-year-old man while he was sleeping on the floor of the living room in a home in the 6700 block of Vera Cruz Road South in Lower Milford Township early Saturday morning.

Police she also pointed the gun at him before fleeing the scene in her vehicle.


She was later located by police and charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and harassment.

Bail has yet to be set, as of Sunday morning.

Police did not release a motive for the shooting.