COLUMBIA, Md (WMAR) - A 58-year-old Columbia woman is now facing attempted murder charges after a June 6 incident where she shot at a private process server who was attempting to serve a subpoena to the woman's sister.
According to charging documents Shirley Anne Bolton fired a shot at a private process server. Police responded to the 8700 block of Carriage Hill Drive where the server had arrived to serve a subpoena to the woman's sister.
The server had gone to the residence several times before in an attempt to serve the warrant. This time the server had walked to the front door, but as he approached, the door suddenly swung open and Bolton was standing there with a gun pointed at the man.
Without saying a word, Bolton fired one shot at the server, missing him. Bolton yelled at the man and threatened to shoot and kill him. The woman's sister called 911.
When officers arrived, Bolton still had the gun in her hand. Once she dropped the gun, she was taken into custody.
Police obtained surveillance video that showed the server approach the door. The woman's sister says she heard Bolton yell that the "man is back and she was going to get her gun," and that she heard the shot when she was talking with the 911 operator.
Bolton was charged attempted first and second degree murder, first and second degree assault, use of a firearm, handgun on person and reckless endangerment.
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