A 44-year-old Dow City woman is accused of shooting and killing her boyfriend during a Sunday night argument.
Beth Ann Guzman is charged with first-degree murder for the death of Jeremy Frank, 46, of Dow City, according to court records. The charge is punishable by up to life in prison.
Guzman and Frank had gotten into an unspecified altercation at Frank’s workplace in Denison about 5:30 p.m., court records show. Then Guzman went to the house they shared in the 500 block of East Fulton Street in Dow City, retrieved a handgun and awaited Frank’s arrival more than two hours later.
“Guzman stated that as soon as Frank entered the house he began yelling, and when he reached the bedroom, she started shooting at him,” court records show. “She followed Frank and continued to shoot at him while he tried to exit the home.”
Frank got into his vehicle and briefly drove away before he lost consciousness. He had been struck by one bullet in his upper torso, according to court records.
A friend of Frank who was concerned about his welfare asked law enforcement to check on him about 9:15 p.m. — which was about an hour after the shooting — and a deputy sheriff found Frank unconscious and bleeding in his vehicle. He was transported to a Denison hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Guzman allegedly admitted to hiding the handgun and shell casings from the shots she fired in an attempt to conceal what had happened.