Police: Alabama woman made up rabid raccoon story to cover up shooting 10/21/2019 10:42 am PDT Comments WHNT / Dothan Police via WHNT: DOTHAN, Ala. (WHNT/AP) -- Police say an Alabama woman told a story about trying to shoot a rabid raccoon to cover up a fight that left her and her boyfriend with gunshot wounds. News outlets report 37-year-old Catherine Fernandez was arrested on a domestic violence charge after investigators determined her tale about a wild animal wasn't true. Lt. Doug Magill says the woman told police she was firing at a rabid raccoon in the home when she accidentally shot the man. She also was wounded. Magill says the woman made up the story and shot herself in the leg to make the incident appear accidental. MORE: Police: Dothan woman made up rabid raccoon story to cover up shooting - WHNT #Alabama #DomesticViolence #Shooting #WHNT Related Stories Mom charged with murder after leaving baby in car overnight Alabama dad dies before trial on death of baby found in freezer Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.