Brother accuses sister of shooting at him

An Odessa woman was arrested last month after her brother accused her of shooting at him during an argument over the light bill.

According to an Ector County Sheriff’s Department report released Tuesday, deputies received a report about someone with a gun in the 6700 block of West Blair around 8 a.m. Nov. 22. Araseli Gonzales Venegas Patterson, 41, running out of the front door with a man chasing her and “actively fighting.”

Patterson’s 44-year-old brother said she pointed a gun at his chest and fired two rounds in his direction, the report stated. He said she continued to pull the trigger, but nothing happened and he began to fight with her.

He told the deputies all he did was ask her for help with the bill, the report stated.

Patterson denied shooting at her brother and said he began to assault her for no reason, the report stated.

Deputies found a bullet hole, a shell casing, a 9 mm handgun and more than 382 grams of THC vape cartridges, wax and gummies while searching the home, the report stated.

Patterson was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of THC and a misdemeanor warrant.

She was booked into the Ector County jail and remained there Tuesday on surety bonds totaling $95,000.