Fugitive Sister: 'I Deserved to Get Shot'

Lee Grace Dougherty admits pointing gun at officer
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 11, 2011 6:14 PM CDT
Former Fugitive Lee Grace Dougerty: 'I Deserved to Get Shot'
Lee Grace Dougherty, 29, laughs while awaiting advisement at the Pueblo County Sherrif's Office detention center.   (AP Photo/The Pueblo Chieftain, Mike Sweeney)

The female member of the fugitive siblings glorified as the Dougherty Gang doesn't sound too upset she caught a bullet in the thigh: "I pointed the gun at the cop," Lee Grace Dougherty told authorities, according to KMGH in Denver. "I deserved to get shot. The cop said drop the gun." The comments were revealed in court affidavits as she and brothers Ryan and Dylan made their first court appearances by video. They are each being held on $1.25 million bond and will eventually face a long list of charges from their cross-country dash.

As for firing at pursuing Colorado troopers with an AK-47: "We weren't trying to hurt anyone, we just wanted them to get back," she told investigators. "They were way back, and we could barely see them. We were getting shot at, then we wrecked." An investigator inserted a note in the file saying police never fired at the car and suggesting that Dougherty confused the sound of the car running over spiked speed sticks with gunfire, notes CNN. She claimed she didn't do the shooting (at least in Colorado) and that Ryan was driving, and "a person can't drive and shoot at the same time." Which means big sis ever so tactfully pointed the finger at Dylan. (Click to read what mom thinks about the whole ordeal.)

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