Irvine Police Department Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PRESS RELEASE: 03-03-15
Contact : Farrah Emami, Public Information Officer, 949-724-7112, FEmami@cityofirvine.org
IRVINE, CA – The Irvine Police Department (IPD) has arrested a woman following a domestic dispute. Debra Gardner, 57, was taken into custody after IPD responded to a residence on the 600 block of Hayes in Irvine regarding a single shot fired.
At approximately 5:15 p.m. on March 2, 2015, Gardner entered the residence of a male victim, with whom she was previously in a romantic relationship. The suspect was armed with a firearm. Gardner and the victim began to struggle in the doorway of the apartment, and a single shot was fired into the apartment. The shot hit an interior wall and no one was injured by the round.
Following the struggle, Gardner fled the scene on foot. IPD responded and arrested the suspect nearby within minutes of the incident. The firearm was immediately located inside the residence by officers.
The investigation by IPD is ongoing. Anyone with additional information is asked to call Detective John Sanders at 949-724-7244.
There are no additional suspects outstanding in this case. This was an isolated event and there is no danger posed to residents stemming from this incident.
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