Wednesday, May 30, 2018

TX: Domestic Defense? Woman Picks of Gun, Shoots Boyfriend

Bowie County deputies dispatched to the shooting found a deceased male lying on the floor of the home when they arrived. Deputies spoke with the female caller, Tonya Barnett, who was still at this residence in the 100 block of Parkway.

Barnett told deputies the deceased male was her boyfriend Cecil Ellis Jr. According to Barnett, Ellis choked her to the point that she passed out while he was assaulting her. She said she picked up a handgun to protect herself when she regained consciousness.

According to Barnett, Ellis continued his assault on her and was shot during the confrontation. Deputies say it was obvious that Ellis had succumbed to his injuries prior to their arrival.
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