Ex-boyfriend arrested in Jackson shooting

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JACKSON, Tenn. — Police say Troy Springfield’s ex-girlfriend was on her way to work Monday morning when she noticed she was being followed by him. Police say Springfield then began to shoot at her. Jackson police have charged Springfield with attempted first-degree murder, illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and one other count. Police said the victim works at Kellogg, where investigators found her car pierced with bullet holes and the back window shot out. Springfield, who also works at Kellogg, showed up on-site and police took him into custody. Experts said domestic violence is extremely dangerous, especially when it comes to former relationships. “Just before the break-up, during the break-up and after the break-up is the most dangerous time,” Cinda Gee said. “So if the person is abusive, seek help and advice.” Gee is a therapist at the Wo/mens Rape and Assistance Program, also known as WRAP. She said people need to be aware at all times to prevent an incident like this from happening. “We want people to be safe,” Gee said. “We want them to be in healthy families and healthy relationships.” Springfield is in jail in lieu of a $200,000 bond.

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