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Posted on: May 22, 2018

5/22/2018 - Guilty Verdict for Woman who Shot Boyfriend during Argument

Today, a Bexar County Jury in the 144th District Court found Jamie McCord, age 30, guilty of the Murder of Ryan Perez. McCord will be sentenced by Judge Lorina Rummel at a later date.


In February 2017, Jamie McCord was arguing with her boyfriend, Ryan Perez, in their apartment. The argument escalated resulting in McCord shooting Perez in the chest with a .22 caliber semiautomatic handgun. McCord’s mother, who was living in the apartment at the time, heard them arguing and overheard Perez say, “Do it! Do it!” The next thing she heard was a gunshot and McCord telling her that they had to take Perez to the hospital. Upon arrival at the hospital, Perez told doctors that he had been “shot by a friend cleaning a gun.” Perez collapsed at the hospital and was transported to SAMMC where he died. McCord told police at the hospital that Perez had shot himself while inspecting the gun. McCord admitted that it was her gun that shot Perez.  She claimed they had painted the gun recently with metal door paint and wanted to see if the gun was working properly when it went off.


During trial, the medical examiner testified that this was not a close range shooting disproving McCord’s account that Perez had shot himself. “We have all done things that we immediately regret or regret later, does it make it accidental? No. And it does not bring Ryan back” said Assistant District Attorney Stephanie Paulissen during closing arguments.


Assistant District Attorneys Michael De Leon and Stephanie Paulissen from the District Attorney’s Special Crimes Division prosecuted this case against McCord in the 144th District Court.


Murder is a first degree felony, punishable by 5-99 years or life in prison and up to a $10,000.00 fine.

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