Md. man shoots ex-girlfriend after she stabbed his new girlfriend on Christmas, police say

John Lopez. (Photo, Anne Arundel County Police)

A man was arrested for shooting his ex-girlfriend on Christmas Day in Odenton after she got in a fight with his new girlfriend and stabbed her in the back, according to authorities.

Anne Arundel County Police say they were called at around 4:53 p.m. Officers say that a 17-year-old started fighting the current girlfriend of 20-year-old John Lopez of Bowie, her ex-boyfriend.

The teen then stabbed the girlfriend in the back which led to Lopez pulling out a gun and shooting Gaulden in the leg, officials say.

Lopez and his girlfriend fled and then went to Laurel Regional Hospital were she was treated for a non-life threatening injury. The teen was taken to Shock Trauma and had her leg treated before being released.

Both Gaulden and the teen have been arrested and charged with attempted murder and first and second degree assault, authorities say. Both are facing various other charges, including firearm related charges for Lopez. Police say Gaulden will be charged as an adult.

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