A Powell woman who has been charged with attempted murder had threatened to shoot a female victim several months before she allegedly shot into a vehicle occupied by two people in Oak Ridge on Sunday night, and the defendant had reportedly tried to argue with the female victim about her relationship with a male victim, authorities said.
A bullet path in the vehicle that was shot into on Sunday night grazed the driver’s seat, very close to the head and shoulder area of the male victim, Seth M. Davis of Oak Ridge, according to affidavits filed in Anderson County General Sessions Court by Oak Ridge Police Department Officer Christopher W. Wallace.
The female victim, Bailee D. Bolden of Oak Ridge, was hit with glass fragments from the windshield, the affidavits said.
Charged in the case is Kali Annabelle Bailey, 20, of Powell. She has been charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated assault, and two counts of reckless endangerment. Those are all felony charges.
Bailey was located and arrested Monday. Her bond has been set at $320,000, and she remained jailed at the Anderson County Detention Facility in Clinton on Tuesday afternoon.
The shooting was reported at about 11:03 p.m. Sunday at the Manhattan Apartments between South Rutgers Avenue and North Purdue Avenue, the Oak Ridge Police Department said.
The ORPD had received “numerous calls of shots fired in the area of the parking lot” at the apartments, according to the affidavits.
Dispatchers said a female shooter, later identified as Bailey, had fired shots from a black vehicle into a silver vehicle, and that both vehicles had fled on North Purdue Avenue.
After he arrived, Wallace said he found two .40 S&W spent shell casings in the parking lot where the vehicles had reportedly been parked.
After investigating, officers determined that Bailey had arrived in a black Chevrolet Malibu and approached the two victims, who were seated in Davis’ vehicle, which was backed into a parking space in front of Bolden’s apartment, according to the affidavits.
“The female victim (Bolden) stated she was seated in the passenger seat and looked up from her seat and saw the defendant standing in front of Davis’ vehicle,” the affidavits said. “Bolden stated she immediately heard two gun shots and was struck with glass fragments from the windshield.”
After Bailey allegedly shot into the silver vehicle, Davis drove from the parking lot, trying to flee from Bailey, but Bailey chased Davis and Bolden, according to the affidavits.
Bolden said Davis was able to elude Bailey in traffic on a main roadway, the affidavits said.
“In examining Davis’ vehicle, there was an evident trajectory path inside the vehicle from the bullets,” Wallace said in the affidavits. “The bullet path had grazed the driver’s seat, in very close proximity to the head and shoulder region of Davis.”
Davis and Bolden are not currently in a relationship, but Bailey had consistently tried to argue with Bolden about her current relationship with Davis, Wallace said in the affidavits, citing statements by the victims.
“The defendant (Bailey) had even ‘threatened to shoot her (Bolden)’ several months prior to this incident,” Wallace said.
The affidavits said Bailey intentionally, knowingly, and recklessly discharged a firearm into an occupied vehicle in an attempt to cause severe bodily harm, or even death, to both Bolden and Davis.
The ORPD previously reported that neither Bolden nor Davis was struck by a bullet, although they were injured by flying glass debris. The two victims were treated on the scene by Anderson County EMS, the ORPD said.
Police had also reported earlier that the suspect (Bailey) was believed to have fled the area immediately after firing the shots.
Bailey has a court date set for 1 p.m. May 15 in Anderson County General Sessions Court in Oak Ridge.
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