Denver woman Cherry Robertson accused of attempted murder in 'bully' shooting

Victim denies bullying suspect's daughter

DENVER - A woman is accused of attempted murder after a teen girl was shot in Denver Sunday night.

Cherry Robertson, 33, was in court Monday morning. Her bond was set at $100,000.

Denver Police said the teenager was shot in the shoulder at about 8:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of Rosemary Street. That's just a few blocks west of the Community College of Aurora at Lowry. 

Monday, less than a full day after she was shot, 14-year-old Niela Coleman spoke to 7NEWS about being shot.

"I was scared and I was crying," she said. "It hurt."

Coleman's mother said doctors removed the bullet from the bone of the teen's right shoulder.

After the shooting Sunday night, Robertson's daughter told 7NEWS Reporter Jaclyn Allen that Coleman was bullying her. Monday, Coleman told 7NEWS Reporter Russell Haythorn that is not true.

"I wasn't bullying her daughter. I went over there one time to ask her daughter a question and I got shot," Coleman said. "She hit my brother and I went over there to ask her a question and she didn't want to answer it and her mom shot me."

Robertson fired a handgun at the victim, investigators said in the Statement of Probable Cause.

"The defendant then attempted to fire the gun again and chased (Coleman) with it back to the front of the building," the document said.

"When I got shot, I fell," Coleman said. "I blacked out for a minute, and then she kept on shooting."

Robertson told police she shot the girl and the gun was in her house, according to police.

Witnesses on the scene identified Robertson as the shooter and officers took her into custody.

In court Monday the judge banned Robertson from contacting the victim or her family.

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