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Alleged shooter identified
Stray bullet just misses sleeping woman
A Hinesville Police cruiser sits outside the home where a sleeping woman was nearly hit by a stray bullet Sunday morning. - photo by Photo by Lewis Levine

The woman accused of firing a shot that nearly hit a sleeping woman in Hinesville about 6:30 a.m. Sunday has been identified as Neacie Blige, 51, according to HPD Det. Jeff Lui.
Blige has been charged with simple battery and criminal damage to property.
Lui said a .357 caliber Smith and Wesson handgun was recovered from her home. The detective said the woman reported firing into the air, and that when she learned the bullet nearly hit someone, Blige was remorseful and began to cry.

Earlier story

A shot fired in vehicle while a couple was arguing early Sunday in Hinesville narrowly missed an elderly woman sleeping in her bed.
According to Hinesville Police Det. Jeff Lui, a domestic dispute between a man and woman led to a shot fired as they were driving on EG Miles Parkway. Lui said the woman fired one round. It is not known if she pointed the weapon at the man or aiming in the air. The bullet traveled nearly half a block and hit the elderly woman's home in the 600 block of EG Miles.
The bullet entered the woman's bedroom, where she was sleeping, and narrowly missed her. The bullet was later found lodged inside a hallway wall.
She was not injured.
The alleged shooter has been arrested and is facing numerous charges. Her name had not been released at the time of this report.

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