BEAVERTOWN, PA -- Inside a home on Timber Road near Beavertown, investigators say a family dinner ended with a gunshot.
31-year-old Jennifer Boop and her two children were sitting down for dinner when she began arguing with her boyfriend, Brandon Doan. At one point, Doan appeared to kick out Boop and her two children.
Court paperwork explains that as Jennifer began packing her things in their bedroom when Doan walked in and grabbed her by the hair, then smashed a piece of pizza in her face.
"Had you ever heard of a slice of pizza being used as a weapon? How much would that hurt getting one in the face?," asked WNEP reporter.
"Not really, unless it`s really hot and it burned. But that`s about it," commented Mark Laporte of Middleburg.
According to investigators, Jennifer then grabbed a handgun off the dresser and fired one shot into Brandon`s armpit.
"You wouldn't think it would happen in a quiet neighborhood like this but it happens everywhere," said Sam Geise of Adams Township.
According to court paperwork, Boop told police she did not know the gun was loaded and assumed all guns had a safety. Therefore, since she says she never took the safety off, she had no idea how the gun fired.
Corry Beachel knows Brandon Doan and says there`s a lesson to be learned from this.
"No matter what, if its loaded or not, treat a gun like it`s loaded. They teach that in hunter safety," said Beachel.
Doan continues to recover at a nearby hospital.