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Police: Teacher's asst. shoots ex-husband in head, says he shot self

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MONROE, NC (WBTV) -

Police in Monroe say a teacher's assistant is accused of shooting her ex-husband in the head and then lying to police, saying he shot himself.

According to the Monroe Police Department, Jeanine Byrum Collins has been charged with shooting her ex-husband, 47-year-old Marvin Gay Collins, at his Monroe apartment.

Police say the shooting happened along the 800 block of East Sunset Drive on Saturday morning around 2:51 a.m.

Police say 43-year-old Jeanine Collins, a teacher's assistant at Union Academy, went to her ex-husband's apartment and they had an argument.

That's when police say she got to his gun, a 9mm handgun, and shot him in the head during a struggle.

Collins initially told police that Marvin Collins had shot himself.

Once he was treated and released from the hospital - and was able to talk - Marvin Collins told detectives that Jeanine Collin had shot him. Detectives were able to arrest Jeanine Collins without incident.

She's being held on a felony charge of Assault with a Deadly Weapon with intent to kill or inflict serious injury.

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