A 23-year-old woman was arrested in Northern Virginia after authorities said she shot and wounded a man early Thursday in a home in Sterling.
Prince William County Police took Emily C. King into custody Thursday afternoon at a grocery store in Nokesville, where she was seen crying just before noon, the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office said.
King is believed to have shot her boyfriend during a dispute about 3 a.m. inside a home in the 400 block of E. Dartmouth Drive, said the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.
The victim was taken to a hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
King is charged with aggravated malicious wounding and use of a firearm during the commission of a felony. She is being held without bond in Loudoun County.
King grew up in Pembrooke Townhomes, the complex where the shooting took place, and a neighbor said she was surprised to learn who the suspect was, saying King was polite and played with her kids.
"I never heard anything bad about her," the neighbor said.
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The shooting was the second in the townhome community in less than a year. In September, a 17-year-old was shot and killed on his way to a school bus stop.
"Too much violence in a short time," said resident Sarah Curcio, who was already planning to move before Thursday's shooting. "I don't want to raise my kids where there are shootings happening."