Grandmother who was trying to shoot granddaughter’s father during custody exchange accidentally shoots herselfBy Mason White 8:06 AM October 25, 2016
By: Tanya Malhotra
An angry grandmother who wanted custody of her granddaughter, decided to kill the child’s father.
However, her plan backfired when she shot herself instead.
42-year-old Sheila Marie Nougier of North Carolina, wanted to get custody of her 2-year-old granddaughter.
However, the child’s father also wanted custody of his daughter and they were embroiled in a bitter battle.
Nougier hatched a plan to get rid of the man, who was not identified. The grandmother lured the child’s father to a Walmart in Randleman, with the promise of handing him her granddaughter for visitation.
The grandmother arrived to Walmart at 3:00 p.m., but she did not have the child with her. Instead, she brought a gun. She opened her car door, got out and fired a few shots.
She managed to shoot out a window of one car and a tire of another. She then accidentally hit herself in the leg.
Nougier was charged with attempted first-degree murder, assault by pointing a gun, discharging a firearm in city limits and injury to personal property.
After the shooting incident, the court awarded the father custody of his child.