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RICHMOND, Indiana – A Richmond man is facing felony charges in connection with the shooting death of a woman.

James Paiden Capps, 21, is charged with aggravated assault and criminal recklessness in Wayne County District Court.

Richmond police reported Capps was arrested after being called to a shooting in the 200 block of South 14th Street on June 21.

The woman, who was found on the kitchen floor, had been shot “in the left upper body area,” according to an affidavit. She was taken by ambulance to Reid Hospital and later flown by rescue helicopter to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.

The shooting victim – court documents say she was Capps’ girlfriend – told investigators they had been arguing before she was shot with his gun.

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She said he immediately ran to her and apologized after the shot was fired. She told police she did not believe Capps “intentionally shot her.”

Capps also reportedly insisted that the shooting was an accident.

On June 5, police were called to the same address after receiving a report of shots fired. Capps and the woman he later allegedly shot claimed they did not hear any gunshots, although officers noticed three bullet holes in a window.

After the June 21 shooting, officials reported finding numerous bullet holes in the home.

Aggravated assault is a Level 3 felony that carries a maximum sentence of 16 years in prison. Criminal recklessness is a Level 5 felony that carries a maximum sentence of six years.

A hearing date in this case has not yet been set.

On July 9, Capps was also charged with domestic violence, a misdemeanor, in Wayne Superior Court 3.

In this case, he is accused of beating another woman – who, according to the affidavit, is the mother of his child – on June 16.

In June 2022, the Richmond man was convicted in Wayne County Court of marijuana trafficking, also a misdemeanor.

Douglas Walker is a news reporter for The Star Press. Reach him at 765-213-5851 or [email protected].