Detroit Woman Survives After Allegedly Being Shot By Her Wife 11 Times: 'She Emptied The Whole Clip Into My Body'
"She shot me four times in my vagina, four times in my leg, three times in my stomach," Airrion Wallace said of her wife.
A Detroit woman is in the hospital after she was reportedly shot 11 times by her wife.
Airrion Wallace was in critical condition and underwent emergency surgery and two blood transfusions after being shot in her home Monday morning.
Wallace said she confronted her wife of 12 years about getting a divorce.
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"I can handle a lot of things but I cannot handle infidelity," she said of why she confronted her wife.
That's when her wife allegedly snapped and "emptied the whole clip" while in their home.
"She shot me four times in my vagina, four times in my leg, three times in my stomach," she said.
"I'm like OK. OK, I hear you, I'm not going to do it," she said. "And she kept going."
Despite being rattled with bullets, Wallace remained conscious and was able to seek help.
"I had to gather as much strength as I could, to get down my stairs and get outside, because the neighbors had heard it," she said. "As soon as I opened the door there was already people out there. I said, 'Please can you call the police.'"
Her wife, who has not been identified, told police she fired the shots in self-defense, but Wallace said it was attempted murder.
"She wanted me to die because she has always felt if she can't have me, no one can have me," Wallace said.
The wife has not been formally charged, according to Fox2.
The LGBTQ community continues to face an alarming rate of physical and sexual violence. For some, violence begins as early as their childhood.
According to the Human Rights Campaign, 44 percent of lesbians experience rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner, compared to 35 percent of heterosexual women.
Survivors of abuse are often hesitant to seek help from law enforcement and officials. In many cases, assaults go under-reported because of their identities and discrimination.
In June, a Detroit man was charged in connection to the murders of three LGBTQ community members.
Devon Robinson shot and killed Alunte Davis, Paris Cameron and Timothy Blancher inside a house.
According to NBC News, Robinson targeted the three victims and two others because they were a part of the LGBTQ community.
Fair Michigan President Alanna Maguire released a statement on the violence LGBTQ members face.
"This case illustrates the mortal danger faced by members of Detroit's LGBTQ community, including transgender women of color," Maguire said.