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Woman charged in shooting to spend 1 week in jail

Brittany L. Young

A Grove City woman charged with shooting at a man during a dispute was sentenced Thursday to jail for one week, according to charging documents.

Brittany L. Young, 37, appeared before Common Pleas Judge Timothy McCune to receive her sentence for two felony counts of aggravated assault and two counts each of misdemeanors reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct and simple assault.

McCune ordered Young to one week to 12 months in jail, plus 24 months of probation and 150 hours of community service. According to documents, she is to be immediately paroled after seven days in jail.

On July 18, 2021, police said Young injected herself into a neighbor dispute. The man who was shot at was unloading his vehicle when neighbors began an argument about his dog defecating on their property.

Police said Young had been parked nearby and was a friend of the neighbors raising complaints.

“Young proceeded to get out of her vehicle and yell at (the man) to stop yelling due to the children being around,” the affidavit said.

According to police, Young then grabbed a 9 mm pisto lout of her vehicle.

Police said the man continued to yell and argue with neighbors, so Young began to rack the gun’s magazine repeatedly. The process of racking loads a bullet into the gun's chamber, making it a live round capable of being fired.

Young shot at the man as he was walking away, and the bullet hit the ground about 5 feet from where the man stood, according to police.

Evans City-Seven Fields Regional Police arrived on-scene shortly after, and said Young was immediately ordered to the ground.

Officers said the gun in question had one bullet missing from the magazine and one in the chamber. During an interview with Young, she told police she tried to fire the gun multiple times.

“While I was standing with her, she stated to me that if she could have shot more times, she would have and that we would've needed a body bag if the gun didn't 'jam,'” the investigating officer said.

Young initially was charged with two additional counts of felony aggravated assault for the incident, but those charges were dismissed at her preliminary hearing July 27, 2021.

This story was updated at 4:15 p.m., Feb. 6 to reflect the correct charges for Young. A previous version of this story said she was only charged with reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct.

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