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‘Do you want to die?’ – Woman charged after firing multiple shots at neighbor

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — A 35-year-old woman was jailed after deputies said she fired at least five shots at her neighbor Wednesday. No one was struck by the gunfire, Indian River County sheriff’s officials said.

Jessica Nichole Scurlock

Jessica Nichole Scurlock asked her neighbor “Do you want to die?” before she sprayed bullets in his direction, reports show. Scurlock told deputies she shot at the man because she thought he was “pumping chlorine gas into her home through the air conditioning unit,” reports show.

Scurlock’s arrest report did not list any evidence to support her accusation.

Scurlock, of the 2400 block of 2nd Avenue Southeast, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and shooting or throwing a deadly missile. Scurlock was held Thursday at the Indian River County Jail on $150,000 bond.

Indian River County sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of a shooting about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday on 2nd Avenue Southeast. The neighbor told deputies Scurlock threw something in his yard earlier.

Scurlock then walked into the man’s yard, pulled out a 9mm semi-automatic pistol and aimed it at him, reports show. Scurlock then fired several shots toward the man, according to statements from him and two witnesses.

Deputies saw bullet holes that pierced a shed and the passenger side of a black sports utility vehicle on the neighbor’s property, reports show. Deputies went to Scurlock’s home, recovered the firearm and detained her.

Deputies arrested Scurlock and booked her into the county jail. Scurlock was ordered to not have any contact with her neighbor.

Scurlock has an arraignment at 8:45 a.m. Feb. 25, court records show.

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