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Ferndale Police arrest woman for assault after shooting incident

FERNDALE, Wash. — Ferndale Police responded to a report of a person with a shooting injury on Sunday, October 9th, about 7pm, in the 6800 block of Portal Way.

According to a statement from Ferndale Police, the victim reported they were working on a vehicle at a residence when they were confronted by Bailey Michelle Cargile, age 31, who accused the victim of stealing items. “The victim stated that when they denied the accusations, Cargile pulled out a black handgun and demanded items.”

Police were told Cargile fired a shot which ricocheted off the ground and struck the bottom of the victim’s foot. The victim fled and called 911. 

Cargile was identified by the victim and other witnesses. She was later located in the 2400 block of Grandview Road. Cargile told officers she had been at the address on Portal Way but denied firing the gun. She also said that she had picked up bullets from the ground. 

Cargile was arrested and booked into Whatcom County Jail charged with suspicion of 1st degree assault. She is scheduled to make a preliminary appearance in Whatcom County Superior Court.

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