Man allegedly shoots woman after she yells, 'Do it then!' - KCTV5 News

Man allegedly shoots woman after she yells, 'Do it then!'

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A woman is clinging to life after she was shot in the head by her boyfriend, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Aaron J. Easley, 26, has been charged with second-degree assault and armed criminal action.

Witnesses told police that Easley shot his girlfriend in the head during a fight, and that they heard her scream out, "Do it then! Do it then!" according to court documents.

Kansas City police were called about 5:15 a.m. to 101410 E. 39th Terrace near U.S. Highway 40 and Hardy Avenue.

Initially, police said the man accidentally shot the woman after he thought someone was breaking into their house, authorities say. They later determined that the shooting occurred during a domestic dispute between the couple who both live at the house.

A neighbor says she wasn't surprised by the shooting based "on things you see" at the home.

"There's a lot of traffic. I can't tell you how many times there's been people knocking on my door thinking it's that house then they realize, 'Oh, it's two houses down,'" Larisha Turner said. "There's things that you hear. There's things that you see. You know and it's not surprising at all to hear about this girl."

According to court documents, witnesses told police that Easley and the woman fought frequently. Witnesses said Easley often took out his gun and would "slide on the gun rack" during their fights.

A witness said Easley dragged the woman by her neck into the bedroom, and that the man tried to no avail to stop Easley.

Easley and the woman were alone fighting in a bedroom for about 20 minutes when witnesses heard Easley cock the gun and the victim yell, "Do it then! Do it then!"

After hearing a single gunshot, a woman in the house rushed inside the bedroom and told police that Easley was lying on the floor next to his bleeding girlfriend screaming, "My baby! My baby!"

The man who saw Easley drag the woman into the bedroom said he rushed to the bedroom after hearing the gunshot. He said Easley was screaming, "Help me! My baby! My baby! I'm sorry. Stay with me."

When officers arrived to the house, they found Easley covered in blood and crying.

"Easley stated he needed help and someone needs to help his 'baby," according to court documents. Officers recovered the gun.

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