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White House staffer arrested for firing gun at boyfriend

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 01:15

A White House aide has been placed on unpaid leave after police say she fired a shot at her boyfriend, a U.S. Capitol police officer, with his own service weapon. Linda So reports.

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She's a special assistant to the President, but her access to the White House has been revoked following her recent arrest. Police say 37-year-old Barvetta Singletary fired a shot at her boyfriend, a U.S. Capitol police officer, during a domestic dispute at her Maryland home. According to charging documents, Singletary asked the officer to come over for sex. After engaging in sexual intercourse, Singletary asked the officer about another woman he was dating and tried to access his cell phones. She allegedly then grabbed the officer's service weapon and fired a shot at him. The officer got away unharmed and called 9-11. Police responded and arrested Singletary. SOUNDBITE: UNIDENTIFIED NEIGHBOR, SAYING: "I saw like a flashlight through these two windows here, but I didn't see anything, so when I went back in to get ready, I was leaving my house about 6:20, I saw the lady, police were escorting her with her hands behind." Singletary was released from a Prince George's County jail after posting a $75,000 bond. She's charged with assault and reckless endangerment. The White House has placed her on unpaid leave as they investigate the incident.

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White House staffer arrested for firing gun at boyfriend

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 01:15