PARMA - A woman who claims to have shot her ex in self-defense has been charged with felonious assault.
On June 12th, Police say 29-year-old Octavia Beal called 911 to report she had shot a 35-year-old man in the 5200 block of Knollwood Drive.
During the call, Beal told dispatch her ex-boyfriend had followed her home. She then tells them it was her ex-boyfriend, that he had pulled out a gun, and, panicked, she shot him in defense.
Beal's stepfather, who had been on the phone with her when the shooting occurred, also called 911.
The ex-boyfiend then fled by car to the Brooklyn Walmart, where he collapsed upon entering the store.
(photo courtesy Parma Police)