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.
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.