Estranged wife shoots Gladstone man's girlfriend

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A woman is accused of shooting her soon-to-be-ex-husband's girlfriend in Gladstone.

Diana Barnes was charged Wednesday with first-degree felony assault and felony armed criminal action in the shooting, which occurred Tuesday night.

Gladstone police said two children called police just after 5 p.m. Tuesday and reported hearing shots from inside a residence in the 400 block of NW 73rd Street.

Barnes' estranged husband, Christopher Barnes, approached police when they arrived on the scene and said his wife had shot his girlfriend several times in the arm, pelvis and chest area after an altercation in an upstairs bedroom.

The victim told police she was at the house to gather some belongings when Diana Barnes fired a warning shot into a bedroom wall. The victim then charged toward Barnes as she fired a 9MM handgun.

Barnes was arrested and later booked into Clay County Jail.

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