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Tennessee woman arrested for shooting at car of man she met on dating app

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Raechuhl Tazhai Peterson, 27, of Collierville, TN, was arrested yesterday and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly shooting the car of a man she met on a dating app.

The victim told Gainesville Police Department officers that he met Peterson on a dating app in October and met her in person shortly after. He said he stopped talking to her, but she kept pursuing him.

The victim reportedly told officers that on November 30, he was at a friend’s house when he was told that Peterson was waiting for him outside. When he tried to leave, Peterson allegedly followed him and then shot at his car. He said he didn’t know at the time that his car had been shot, but he reported it to law enforcement on December 6.

A witness told officers that she saw Peterson yelling at the victim and then shooting at his car.

Officers also saw texts from Peterson to another person, saying she had shot the victim’s car.

Yesterday, officers learned that Peterson was staying at an address in Gainesville and arrested her there. Post Miranda, Peterson denied shooting at the victim and said the recipient of the text message had access to her phone and sent the message to herself.

Peterson has no local criminal history; bail information is unavailable on weekends.

Articles about arrests are based on reports from law enforcement agencies. The charges listed are taken from the arrest report and/or court records and are only accusations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

  • The DA should include changing her name spelling as part of her plea. Then she might integrate in the productive society better, and not have to find a man who can’t spell her name.

    • The complete ignorance of this statement alone should have prevented it from being posted. Her name has absolutely nothing to do with her behavior or anything else. That’s was very culturally insensitive

  • Unfortunately so one knows what the victim promised or said to her through this dating app that would have made her leave another state to come here. Nothing justifies her actions she is wrong and needs to be held accountable for her actions. There is a problem with many of these dating apps and young people not having the social skills to interact in person plus it allows a lot lives and empty promises to be spread.

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