A local man is facing seven charges after an argument with his girlfriend turned violent and he assaulted her multiple times, including choking, beating, and shooting her with an air gun.
According to Kingston Police, the argument began over alleged infidelities on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020 in the couple’s downtown apartment. As the argument escalated, the man threatened to kill the female victim. He proceeded to wrap his arm around the victim’s neck and began to choke her. After the victim lost consciousness, the man repeatedly punched her.
The accused man then “forcefully moved the victim into the bedroom,” according to police. There, the man grabbed a belt and began to whip the victim before positioning himself behind her, wrapping the belt around her mouth. As he tightened the belt in an attempt to choke her, the belt became positioned around the victim’s neck, and the accused man choked her, causing her to lose consciousness for a second time. While the victim was unconscious, the man retrieved an airgun, which he then used to beat the victim around her head and face.
The victim regained consciousness and attempted to flee from the accused man, at which time he shot her several times in the back and lower body. The victim was finally able to flee from the apartment, and ran to a nearby store wearing no jacket or shoes.
Police were called and located the victim, who was subsequently taken to Kingston General Hospital by Frontenac Paramedics. At approximately 10:30 p.m. the same day, police located and arrested the accused man at the apartment.
The 27-year-old Kingston man was charged with assault, uttering threats to cause death, two counts of overcoming resistance to an offence/attempting to choke, two counts of assault with a weapon, and discharging an airgun/intent to would.