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Delia Mary Flores

Woman shoots her boyfriend in private parts after suspecting affair

by Christine Field

A Scottsdale, Arizona, woman, Delia Mary Flores, 53, thought her live-in boyfriend was having an affair.  On Saturday, the man was sleeping in a chair when he awakened by what he thought were fireworks.  He felt “excruciating pain in his lower extremities.” Turns out he had been shot in his private parts.

Flores called 911 and reported that she didn’t know how her boyfriend had been shot. He asked her to get help.  She met the officers outside when they arrived to the shared home in the 7400 block of East Parkview Lane. She first told them she didn’t know what happened, but then “quickly changed her answer without prompting and told officers that she had shot her boyfriend after learning that he had been having an affair.”

The boyfriend was shot seven times with a .32-caliber revolver.  He is expected to survive his injuries. Police interviewed the patient at HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center. He told them he wasn’t having an affair and didn’t know why she would have shot him. He didn’t think Flores even knew how to use a gun. They had been dating for two years, and she moved in with him last year.

The weapon was found under his chair. Police also located the handgun box, along with a receipt that showed the purchase was made 10 days before the shooting.

“The fact that there were gunshots directed at the victim’s neck near his head, and that the victim was sleeping at the time of the shooting and no argument was taking place, it is believed that the defendant intentionally planned to shoot the victim with premeditation,” read the court-documented police report.

Flores is in custody in the Maricopa County jail, charged with attempted first-degree murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. A judge set her bond at $750,000.

[Featured Photo: Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office]

Christine Field is an author, attorney, speaker, and listener. She has four grown kids, mostly adopted, mostly homeschooled. In her books, articles and speaking, she provides MomSolved© resources and reassurances for common and uncommon family life challenges, and helps growing Moms rediscover their mojo for wholehearted living after parenting