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EAST GREENWICH TWP. — A woman breaking up with her fiancé fired two shots from a pistol in a Mount Royal home Friday morning.

The woman, whose name was withheld by police because the incident is considered domestic violence, reportedly fired one shot into the basement floor while the man was loading his belongings into his vehicle an 10:22 am., police said.


After hearing the gunshot, the man ran to the basement, where the woman allegedly fired a second round into the floor right in front of him, said police.

She then allegedly pointed the 9mm Smith & Wesson semi-automatic handgun to her head and indicated she planned to kill herself, police said.

The man was able to wrestle the gun away from her. The woman allegedly tried to get a second gun that was in a case in the basement, but the man and a second male at the location were able to hold her and call for help, said police.

The woman was taken to Inspira Medical Center at Woodbury for a psychiatric evaluation, police said.

Officers took two handguns, two rifles and a shotgun from the house.

The woman was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, for which bail was set at $7,500 full cash, said police.

Sgt. William Crothers and Ptl. Phil Owens were assisted at the scene by Gloucester County EMS and Paulsboro police.

In other news from East Greenwich:


— At 10:22 a.m. Friday, Ptl. Dave Forand saw a male sleeping in an improperly parked vehicle in the T/A Truck Stop. Forand allegedly found a white sock containing a glass pipe, a syringe plunger, a package of Suboxone film and a paper fold and plastic bag each containing a white powder residue, John Davis Jr., 26, of Mickleton, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, processed and released.

— Someone tried to break into a Mickleton house between 6 and 9 p.m. Oct, 9 by prying open and removing a window screen. No entry was gained.

— Some time on Oct. 12, someone entered two unlocked vehicles, a 2011 Buick Enclave and a 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix, at a Mickleton residence. Approximately $60 worth of change was stolen.

— On Oct. 13, a truck driver told police that sometime over the weekend, someone had taken eight chrome-coated plastic center caps, valued at $100 each, from two Peterbilt trucks owned by a Washington State leasing company.