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Police: Kingsport man accidentally shoots girlfriend, both charged after robbery claim

Rain Smith, NET News Service • Oct 23, 2013 at 9:13 AM

KINGSPORT — Claims of a shooting during a robbery attempt have backfired on a Kingsport couple, according to police, as the woman was actually shot in the buttocks while her boyfriend was "playing" with a gun.He's now facing charges of reckless aggravated assault, while she's jailed for filing a false report.On Thursday Kingsport police responded to the Holston Valley Medical Center Emergency Room. An incident report says patient Katie Collins, 20, of 1209 Robertson Street, apartment 33, claimed an armed man tried to rob her as she walked her dog.The man, according to Collins statements to an officer, demanded,"give me all your money." She said that her dog became "vicious" with the robber and she turned to run away, looking back to see him with a gun. She said that's when she was shot.

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