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Woman says boyfriend put gun to her head, asked "How would you feel if I shot you in the head?"

By WKTV News

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - A man and a woman are facing charges related to a domestic incident where police say a gun was put to another woman's head and threatened to be fired.

On Sunday, August 14, UPD Officers Michael Petrie, Brian French, Starr Rae Wooden, Howard Brodt, and Sgt. Thomas Brady all responded to a residence on Saratoga Street.

The Officers spoke with a female who said that her boyfriend - Desmond Evans, 24, of Utica, came to her Saratoga Street residence and they argued. He left for the night and returned the next day. They then argued again and he reportedly began to strike her.

Police said Evans then pulled a long gun from a back pack, put it to his girlfriend's head and said ""How would you feel if I shot you in the head?"

The victim told police she truly believed that Evans was going to kill her and fled the room. She said she returned to the room a few minutes later and saw that Evans now had a knife.

She then fled the residence and ran to a corner store to call the police. The victim re-entered the residence with police when they arrived on scene, but Evans was no longer there. Instead, police said they found another woman - Marie Villarreal, 33, of Utica - in the home with several piece of luggage. Police said they believe Villarreal was gathering Evans' belongings for him.

The victim pointed out that Villarreal had the backpack that had the gun used by Evans earlier. After questioning Villarreal and finding inconsistencies in her statements ,the book bag was checked and the police found a sawed-off rifle inside.

Villarreal was then taken into custody.

On Monday, officers responded to a residence on Schuyler Street for a report that a man on the scene was refusing to leave. When police got on scene, the man turned out to be Evans. He was taken into custody without incident and charged with the following:

*Petit Larceny - misdemeanor
*Criminal Mischief - misdemeanor
*Second-Degree Menacing - misdemeanor
*Second-Degree Harassment - violation

Marie Villarreal was charged with criminal possession of a weapon, a felony.

The case is continuing and police say further charges are possible.

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