UPDATE: Hair weave snares bullet in Kansas City shooting

Friday, February 20, 2009 | 2:58 p.m. CST

KANSAS CITY — Other than having a bit of a headache, a Kansas City woman is uninjured after a bullet fired at her ended up tangled in her hair weave.

Police said the 20-year-old woman was in a convenience store parking lot late Wednesday when a man flagged her down and told her that her ex-boyfriend still loved her. She replied, "Well, I don't love him," then heard gunshots.

She said she looked behind the vehicle and saw her ex-boyfriend firing a handgun at her. She stomped her accelerator and fled, then turned into another parking lot and called police. She told officers she recently had ended an eight-month relationship with the suspect.

One bullet struck the car's headrest before ending up in the woman's hair weave.

Police arrested the ex-boyfriend and his friend in a car.


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