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After fight with girlfriend, man arrested for attempted murder

TERESA MILLS-FARAUDO, Sun News Service

A 38-year-old Kings Beach resident allegedly tried to shoot his girlfriend early Wednesday on Coon Street in Kings Beach.

Don Coffin is being charged with attempted murder after he shot a handgun at his girlfriend and missed.

Shortly after midnight Wednesday the Placer County Sheriff’s Department’s dispatch center received a call indicating that a man was chasing a woman with a gun near the intersection of Coon Street and Rainbow Avenue.

Deputies responded to the area and found a 35-year-old Kings Beach woman at the intersection.

She said she was in an argument with her live-in boyfriend when he allegedly armed himself with a handgun and chased her from the residence.

Coffin allegedly fired two rounds at the victim that did not hit her.

He then allegedly cornered her near a tree on the 200 block of Coon Street and attempted to shoot her at a close range.

The gun apparently misfired.

The victim, who was uninjured, was able to go to a nearby residence while Coffin fled the area.

“They had been at a party at one of the casinos. They both had apparently been pretty intoxicated and they got in a fight.

“I don’t know what they were fighting over,” said Sgt. Bill Langton of the Placer County Sheriff’s North Lake Tahoe substation.

Coffin was spotted by Washoe County Sheriff’s Office deputies at the Tahoe Biltmore Casino around 4:50 a.m.

He was taken into custody without a struggle and booked at the Washoe County Sheriff’s Incline substation.

“He is still in custody on a no bail warrant,” Langton said Wednesday.

Coffin was arraigned Monday.

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