Wentzville man attempts to shoot ex-girlfriend at her O'Fallon residence

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on May 2, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Updated Thursday, May 2 at 6:46 PM

 (KMOV) – A woman was assaulted by an ex-boyfriend who violated a restraining order the night of April 26 in O’Fallon, Mo. 

According to O’Fallon Police, Jerry Beatty, 52, forced his way into a home on the 100 block of Stage Coach Landing around 9 p.m. and attempted to shoot  a female victim several times.  
 
Police say the victim is an ex- girlfriend who had an active ex parte order of protection against Beatty at the time of the incident. 
 
Beatty allegedly grabbed the victim by her hair, shoved her to the floor and pulled the trigger on a handgun several times. 
 
The handgun misfired, allowing the victim to run away.  Police say Beatty was able to catch her and shoved her to the floor again. 
 
Beatty attempted to shoot the victim again but the weapon did not fire. 
He then fled the scene as authorities were arriving. 
 
Police attempted to stop Beatty but he continued to flee in an unknown vehicle. A short pursuit ensued until Beatty crashed into the center median of Interstate 70 near the Jennings Station Road exit. 
 
He was transported by authorities to an area hospital with serious injuries. 
 
Jerry Beatty, of Wentzville, was charged with first degree domestic assault, armed criminal action, and first degree burglary. 
 
His bond was set at $350,000. 
 

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