Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Cypress woman stopped with bean bag gun, faces chargers for shooting at officers with semi-automatic firearm

Posted By CotoBlogzz 12-22-2010

SANTA ANA, CA  - Brinda Sue McCoy was charged today for shooting at responding police officers after calling 911 and initiating stand-off.

McCoy, 47, Cypress, is charged with five felony counts of assault with a semi-automatic firearm on a peace officer and two felony counts of discharging a firearm with gross negligence with sentencing enhancements for the personal discharge of a firearm. If convicted, she faces a maximum sentence of 58 years in state prison. The

According to the Orange County District Attorney's (OCDA) office, at approximately 7:00 p.m. on Dec. 16, 2010, McCoy is accused of calling 911 and stating she needed assistance. Responding Cypress Police Department officers attempted to get McCoy to come out of her residence. McCoy is accused of refusing to leave her house, pointing a firearm at her head, and then at the ceiling before pointing it directly at officers outside. Police warned the defendant that if she fired her weapon, she would harm police officers. McCoy is accused of firing the gun twice at police officers who were stationed behind two parked vehicles outside the defendant's home. SWAT stopped McCoy using a bean bag gun.

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