ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - The man accused of shooting a deputy in a domestic violence case appeared before an Orange County judge on Thursday.
WFTV was told
The woman, Sirena Bryan, lives in an apartment above the front office of a Public Storage facility on LB McLeod Road and just feet away from where the shooting happened.
Police released new details about what
Murphy was shot in the back while he was inside his SUV, which crashed into the gate at the Public Storage.
Investigators said the bullet was lodged near his spine.
According to Howell's arrest report,
Police said Howell then pulled out a gun and shot Murphy as he tried to drive away.
Bryan is asking the courts for a protection order against Howell.
According to court documents, Howell punched her in the face after the shooting and threatened her not to say anything about it.
Bryan also asked to cut some of Howell's custody rights. She has two
Howell was charged with attempted
Murphy is recovering from the gunshot wound.