Woman Allegedly Shot Man in the Head, Said She Didn’t Know the Gun was Loaded
At around 5:00 p.m. on October 4, 2020, 29-year-old Angela Fallan called 911 to have a male removed from her apartment at the Wildflower Apartment complex. Fallan later called 911 to cancel her call, telling them the male had left on his own. Fallan called 911 again at 5:18 p.m. to have the male removed from her home. Fallan again cancelled the call before law enforcement arrived.
At approximately 5:55 p.m., Fallan called 911 to report that the male had told her he was never leaving the apartment and she shot him. When Missoula Police Officers arrived at Fallan’s apartment, Fallan was in the parking lot with her three young children. After she was detained, Missoula Police Officers entered her apartment and located the male lying on a bed in one of the bedrooms with an obvious gunshot wound to his head. The male was quickly transported to the hospital.
Charging documents indicate a small .22 caliber Keystone Sporting Arms rifle was located in the hallway near the bedroom propped up against the wall and there was one spent cartridge still in the rifle.
Fallan’s adult female roommate was interviewed and confirmed that the male had been at their apartment earlier in the day, and that he had been told numerous times to leave but refused to do so. The roommate reported that Fallan had called 911 to have him removed that afternoon, but the male had left before law enforcement arrived.
The male returned about 30 minutes later and rushed into Fallan’s bedroom. The roommate reported that the male told Fallan she would have to kill him before he would leave, and that Fallan told her to get the rifle for her. The roommate disclosed that she went to her room, grabbed the rifle, and gave it to Fallan. The roommate said she had a bad feeling about what was going to happen so she took her two kids and left.
Fallan reported that she had allowed the male to come over to help with her three kids, and that he had arrived before the kids woke up. Fallan admitted that she and the male had started drinking vodka together and they both kept drinking throughout the day. Fallan said the male was “extremely” drunk.
Fallan provided several inconsistent accounts of what happened, and when confronted with the inconsistencies, said “I did drink quite a bit today”. Fallan claimed that she did not know how to load the gun or even how to turn the safety off. Fallan claimed to have never shot the gun except for “today on accident.”
Fallan claimed she “essentially” grabbed the gun from the male and “clicked” the trigger as she tried to take the gun away and did not realize it was loaded. Fallan said she went into “absolute shock” after the male was shot and she saw blood coming out of his head.
Fallan eventually admitted “I pulled the trigger on purpose, but I didn’t realize it was a loaded f*****g gun.” Fallan said she pulled the trigger “just trying to scare him.” Fallan claimed not to know how to tell if the gun was loaded or unloaded, and admitted that she took a chance when she pulled the trigger.
Fallan admitted that after she shot the male, saw blood, and called several family members before she called 911. Fallan estimated that between 5 to 10 minutes passed between when she shot the male and when she called 911. Fallan confirmed that her three young children, ages 5, 6, and 3, had been in the apartment but in a different room at the time of the shooting.
Fallan was charged with one count of attempted deliberate homicide. He full charging documents can be found right here.