Boulder County woman arrested for attempted murder

Posted: 5:03 PM, Apr 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-17 21:23:34Z
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BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. – A woman is in Boulder County Jail on domestic violence-related charges after she fired a shotgun at her common-law husband early Saturday morning, the sheriff’s office said.

Investigators say a 28-year-old man was at home on Signal Rock Drive when his common-law wife, 36-year-old Elena Marie Michael, became irate with her husband over a relationship issue sometime before midnight Friday.

An argument through a locked door ensued and Michael eventually broke through the door and assaulted her husband with a closed fist, a spokesperson for the sheriff’s office said in a news release.

The man was able to break-away and ran outside to his parked vehicle, according to deputies, who said he saw Michael going after him with a shotgun, which she fired upon him.

The man was able to escape and drive to a Sinclair gas station on Coal Creek Canyon Road where he called 911. First responders found the victim and he was taken to a hospital for treatment. He has since been released.

Deputies found Michael and took her into custody without incident. She was booked into the Boulder County Jail on charges of attempted second-degree murder (a class 3 felony), criminal mischief (class 1 misdemeanor), third-degree assault (class 1 misdemeanor), and child abuse (class 2 misdemeanor), as the couple’s 1-year-old son was in the home at the time of the altercation. She is being held without bond.