Idaho Falls Police said a man is in custody for shooting his girlfriend in the chest after he found her having sex with his roommate early Tuesday morning. Russell Keith Poulsen, 26, found a woman and his roommate getting down just after 3 a.m. this morning, then decided to take matters into his own hands.
After catching them in the act, Poulsen allegedly fetched a .22-caliber handgun from his room and brought it back to confront the two. The 24-year-old woman tried to wrestle the gun from his hands, but it went off, shooting her in the chest.
Police responded to the 2100 block of Logan Drive at 3:30 a.m. and arrested Poulsen for aggravated battery. The woman was transported to the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical center and is recovering.
Editor’s Note: So it looks like we accidentally made some incorrect assumptions regarding the relationship between the shooter and the victim. The police report didn’t mention a relationship, and a reader said they were simply “long time friends.” Our bad on that misinformation.