Woman arrested in Loveland shooting "didn't regret it," affidavit says

Tiera Marie Kelley
Posted at 3:59 PM, Sep 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-04 17:59:42-04

LOVELAND, Colo. — A woman arrested in a shooting in Loveland last weekend told investigators she "didn't regret it," police wrote in an arrest warrant affidavit.

Tiera Marie Kelley, 36, faces charges of attempted murder and first-degree assault.

The shooting was reported about 2:45 p.m. Sunday in the 1200 block of East 6th Street in Loveland.

Police said Kelley's neighbor, a 24-year-old woman, was the victim and was in stable condition Monday. The two had gotten into an argument over parenting, the investigators said, when Kelley shot the woman.

When contacted by officers, Kelley admitted to police that she shot her neighbor and "didn't regret it," the affidavit said.

Kelley said she confronted the victim about her parenting and the two got into an argument. Kelley then went back to her home and loaded a .38-caliber revolver, telling police "she was thinking that if the first bullet did not work then the second one should," the affidavit said.

Kelley went back to her neighbor's unit and fired five rounds at the woman, she told police, according to the affidavit.

Kelley, who had accused the victim of being involved with drugs, also told officers that she drank three shots of liquor and smoked methamphetamine before the incident unfolded, the affidavit said.