A Tucson woman has been arrested in the shooting of her boyfriend Wednesday afternoon in a domestic violence dispute, officials say.

Nikki Lashawn Phelps-Kemp, 45, got into a dispute with her boyfriend and then shot him while he was in a vehicle on the corner of North 15th Avenue and West Glenn Street, near West Miracle Mile and North Oracle Road, according to Tucson Police spokesman Francisco Magos.

Magos initially said the shooting occurred inside a residence.

Tucson Police and investigators at the scene near the intersection of West Glenn Street and North 15th Avenue, Jan. 16, 2019, in Tucson, Ariz.

Police say the boyfriend, who has not been identified, is hospitalized and in stable condition. 

Phelps-Kemp was booked into Pima County jail on charges of aggravated assault and discharging a firearm within city limits. 

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No other information has been released at this time. 

Contact reporter Danyelle Khmara at dkhmara@tucson.com or 573-4223. On Twitter: @DanyelleKhmara


Danyelle joined the Star in 2018 and covers K-12 education. Previously, Danyelle wrote for the Tucson Weekly where she won several statewide awards including story of the year and first place investigative reporting.