Police: Woman kills boyfriend in self-defense

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Christopher T. Sims Christopher T. Sims

The preliminary investigation into a fatal shooting near Fisk University on Thursday night reveals the incident may have been in self-defense.

Police said Deverya Rose, 23, admitted to shooting her boyfriend Christopher T. Sims, 25, at an apartment on Blank Street.

Rose told police she and Sims were involved in a violent altercation during which, she said, Sims put a gun to her head and grabbed her by the hair. Rose said while pushing her head to the floor, Sims laid the gun down. She picked the gun up and fired it, hitting Sims in the chest. He died at the residence.

North Precinct detectives determined that Rose's statement was consistent with evidence at the scene.

Police have filed no charges. The case file will be forwarded to the District Attorney's Office at the conclusion of the investigation for review.

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