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UPDATE: Details Released in West Plains Shooting

WEST PLAINS, MO. - Court documents shed light on events leading up to the shooting of a woman in West Plains Monday. Her boyfriend is charged in the assault.
WEST PLAINS, MO. - A 52-year-old man from West Plains is in custody in the Howell County Jail today, charged with first-degree assault and criminal action after as shooting Monday.

Peter M. Cullen is accused of shooting his girlfriend Jennifer Langston at the home they shared in the 100 block of Monk Street, according to a probable cause statement.

Court documents in support of the charges, state that Cullen admitted to investigators that he shot Langston after the two argued and fought. He said he shot her with a 38-caliber handgun he had purchased last week with which to kill himself.  Read the court documents attached above.

Langston, 40, told officers Cullen had been threatening her with the gun for three days, but she thought he was going to shoot himself.

He is accused of shooting her as she sat at their kitchen table, she said, and then called 911 when she begged him to.

Cullen is being held in lieu of $100,000 bond. His first court appearance has not yet been scheduled, according to online court records.

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