Woman shot by Winter Park police during well-being check found not guilty

Charges stemmed from 2017 incident

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A woman was found not guilty Thursday night of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer following a jury trial more than four years after she was shot by a Winter Park police officer in her bed during a well-being check.

Bobbie Sapp, 50, is a registered nurse with no criminal past. Ahead of the trial, she told News 6 she believed her ex-boyfriend used the well-being check as retaliation.

Sapp was originally charged with two counts of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer with a firearm and three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement officer. The state dropped the attempted murder charges before the trial started.

If convicted, she faced life in prison.

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Sapp was found not guilty on all counts Thursday evening following a jury trial.

The trial concludes events that unfolded after Sapp’s ex-boyfriend called police in September 2017.

Sapp was asleep in the Winter Park home at the time and said she slept with a firearm because she feared her ex was coming back to the house.


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