(NEW YORK) — An argument over the premise of the hit AMC drama The Walking Dead reportedly resulted in a Long Island, N.Y., man shooting his girlfriend early Tuesday.
Mineola’s Patch website, citing Nassau County police, reports that Jared Gurman, 26, of Williston Park allegedly shot his longtime girlfriend in the back with a .22 caliber rifle.
The woman, whose name has not been publicly disclosed, is currently listed in serious but stable condition after suffering a pierced lung, shattered rib, and pierced diaphragm, plus blood loss. A bullet reportedly is lodged in her body.
Gurman’s girlfriend had driven him from a bar to his apartment, and at some point they disagreed over whether the premise of The Walking Dead is plausible. The show revolves around a zombie epidemic that takes over the world following an apocalypse. Gurman is said to be a big fan of the show.
The woman left the apartment but the dispute continued over text message. Concerned that Gurman was, in the words of police, “going over the edge,” she returned to his apartment building, where she was shot.
Gurman has been charged with attempted second-degree murder.
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