A decorated nurse from Los Angeles, California was arrested earlier this week after discharging a handgun while being intoxicated into her neighbor’s apartment on Sunset Boulevard. On Aug 1, the 39-year-old nurse identified as Kathryn Pugh, shot up her neighbor's apartment while in the midst of a dispute with her downstairs neighbor. Authorities said the LA nurse appeared to be under the influence of alcohol at the time.

According to Fox News, police responded to the situation when Pugh’s neighbor called 911 after being alarmed by the sound of a gunshot and finding a few bullet holes in her ceiling at around 3:49 p.m. When police arrived, they found the nurse in a drunken state in her apartment while in possession of two handguns. Cops reported that both firearms were legally registered and that Pugh had no previous record of criminal offenses. 

Authorities said that both the neighbor and suspect had an ongoing quarrel over apartment-related concerns. Based on reports, Pugh intentionally fired shots in her apartment, totaling 3 rounds that perforated her floor and an exterior wall. No injuries or fatalities were reported during the incident.

Pugh, who was honored with a DAISY award by Huntington Health Hospital in Arcadia back in 2019, will be facing two felony charges of discharging a firearm at an inhabited dwelling. A bail of $250,000 was originally ordered, however, the judge changed this to detention without bail at her trial despite the lack of any past criminal offenses.

Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon’s office said the court had increased the bail over concerns of public safety. But then in March, a revision of policies with Gascon’s office barred district attorneys from seeking cash bail, a practice the office wanted to be reformed or removed entirely. His office is known to defend low or no bail orders for repeated violent offenders and seeks to uphold the core principles that the voters of Los Angeles espoused, including the goal of removing cash bail and maximizing pretrial within the bounds of public safety. 

Gascon's office also pointed out that offenders who pose a massive risk to public safety, especially those who have committed additional criminal offenses while on pretrial release may only request bail under very special circumstances. 

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