Authorities in Missouri say a woman fatally shot her boyfriend at a home in Fulton on Thursday.
According to Fox News, 37-year-old Kalesha Peterson later told police that she used a .38-caliber handgun while attempting to reenact a movie scene with 36-year-old David Dalton.
She said the two had been drinking and she did not intend to actually shoot the victim, according to a statement from the Fulton Police Department.
A medical examiner’s report indicated the victim died from a single gunshot wound to the head and police say they found two spent shell casings at the scene.
“Peterson advised that at some point Dalton suggested the two play out a scene in the movie that involved a firearm,” the news release explained. “Peterson advised that the two retrieved a handgun kept in the bedroom to act out the scene.”
It was Peterson who called 911 to report the shooting, according to police. Officers conducted a sobriety test confirming that she had been drinking.
The suspect reportedly told police that she was also on a number of medications at the time, some of which could have side effects if taken with alcohol.
Authorities arrested her at the scene on suspicion of felony murder and unlawful use of a weapon. She remained behind bars without bail as of the latest updates available.
In an interview with KOMU, Dalton’s sister sought justice in the case and dismissed the suspect’s story.
“No, I don’t think they were reenacting a movie,” Mary Bonner said. “That doesn’t sound like David at all.”
[Featured image: Kalesha Peterson, Fulton Police Department]