NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WXIN) -- An 88-year-old liquor store owner faces an aggravated assault charge after she shot a man who she thought was a thief, the Charlotte Observer reports.
May Boyce told police on June 16 two men walked into her store. One man asked for brown liquor, and the other man walked behind her counter where she keeps the vodka and grabbed a few bottles. Boyce said she confronted the man grabbing bottles, and she said he lunged at her and ran toward the exit.
At Vanderbilt Hospital, the man who was shot told police he was under the influence of drugs and alcohol at the time and said he and his friend went to the store to steal liquor, the affidavit says. The next day he allegedly told police in a follow-up interview he intended to pay for the alcohol, the Observer reports.