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Woman says she killed boyfriend in self-defense

Posted at 9:43 PM, Feb 10, 2016

LATEST  UPDATE: Police have just released the arrest report on a dispute between couple before police say she pulled a gun and shot him.

She's facing murder charges but claims it was in self-defense.
 
The fight began inside the couple's house and it lead to the driveway. Catherine Brewington says she was trying to leave her boyfriend Wednesday night. 
 
She claims he had choked her, and pulled her hair.
 
Brewington claims she was loading up her truck and he confronted her.
 
She says he reached for his waistband, and she thought he had a gun. She then shot him.
 
Police say that's not what happened. A witness across the street saw Brewington pointing a rifle at her boyfriend. 
 
We know there was a fight, because she had cuts on her lip and arms. Police say the victim didn't have a gun.

 

UPDATE: 54-year-old Catherine Brewington has been arrested in connection to this homicide. Police say she lived at the home with the male victim and they were involved in a dating relationship. It appeared there had been a physical confrontation between the two inside of the residence, and a verbal argument occurred in the driveway just prior to the shot being fired.

As a result of the investigation, Brewington was arrested and transported to the Clark County Detention Center where she faces one count of Murder with a Deadly Weapon. 

 
ORIGINAL STORY:
Police are investigating a shooting that has left one person dead.

It happened around 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday at a home in the 4700 block of Sweeping Glen St., which is near Lone Mountain Road and the 215 beltway.

Investigators say one man was shot after a domestic dispute with a woman. The victim died on scene. The man's name has not yet been released.

Police say the man was in his 30's and the woman is in her 50's.

Police say neighbors called 911 reporting arguing before they heard a single gunshot.