According to reports, Terrance Hampton, 24, broke into his girlfriend’s South Adams Street home by removing a window air conditioning unit. When he refused to leave and started toward her, she fire a gun she keeps for protection.
“At some point I guess he gets to the front door, he shuts the door, turns around at her, and from my understanding that is when a shot was fired,” Mansfield Police Lt. Rob Skropits.
Hampton fled the residence after being shot, but was found by police shortly later. He was taken to a hospital but is excepted to be fine. The victim was shaken but unharmed.
Unfortunately, this is not the first time that the victim called police to the house. The victim has filed several reports in recent months, including two where she was again a domestic violence victim.
Domestic Violence Victim Stats
Domestic violence has long been a problem in this country. Some groups believe it is getting worse with technology. Either way, domestic violence affects millions of people across the United States.
In fact, statistics show that nearly 20 people are physically abused by a partner every minute. Also, one in three women and one in four men have been domestic violence victims, and one in four women and one in seven men have been victims of severe violence by a partner. Even more have been stalked or harassed to the point of fear.
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