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Police: Woman shoots boyfriend in self defense

Barry Dandridge is charged with aggravated assault. (Photo Source: SCSO) Barry Dandridge is charged with aggravated assault. (Photo Source: SCSO)
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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Investigators say a Memphis woman was acting in self defense, when she shot her boyfriend on Sunday.

Barry Dandridge is charged with aggravated assault.

According to affidavit, Dandridge attacked and choked his girlfriend at a house in the 1600 block of Delano Avenue after leaving a club on Beale Street.

The police report says the woman was grabbed by her neck and slammed to the floor.

Officers say that's when she was able to grab a gun that was hidden under the couch. She put the gun in her purse and when Dandridge attacked her again, she shot him.

Investigators say the girlfriend had visible bruising on her neck, chest, and head.

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