December 5 2012, 05:22 PM
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Woman shot following Walking Dead argument
Cops: Man shoots girlfriend over 'Walking Dead' argument
- A Williston Park man who police said shot his girlfriend in the back with a rifle Monday after a heated argument over the television show "The Walking Dead" told authorities he was annoyed that she came to his apartment to smooth things over.
In a statement to police, Jared M. Gurman, 26, said he told his girlfriend, Jessica Gelderman, 27, also of Williston Park, to leave.
Gurman and Gelderman, who had been dating for 3 1/2 years, went out Sunday night when they began arguing about the show, an AMC thriller featuring zombies in a post-apocalyptic world, [Nassau Det. Lt. Raymond Cote] said.
"I just know that he felt very adamant that there could be some type of military mishap that would result in some sort of virus or something being released that could cause terrible things to happen," Cote said.
Gelderman, Cote said, thought her boyfriend's belief was absurd.
"She felt that it was ridiculous," Cote said.
Later, the two continued arguing through text messages, Cote said. Gelderman became concerned because Gurman had become so agitated, police said, and went to his apartment to try and calm him down.
When Gelderman showed up, Gurman told police he was sitting on the stairs holding his rifle.
"She tried to defuse the situation and calm him down and told him, 'Let's just go to bed,'" Cote said.
Gurman pointed the rifle and fired one round into the middle of Gelderman's back as she climbed the stairs, police said.
The most unbelievable part of this whole story is that this guy had a girlfriend to begin with...