Woman who shot at fleeing shoplifters to be sentenced

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. - A customer who shot at shoplifters fleeing a Home Depot in suburban Detroit is returning to court for her sentence.

Tatiana Duva-Rodriguez fired her gun in the parking lot, flattening a tire on the thieves' SUV in October. She pleaded no-contest to reckless discharge of a gun.

The 46-year-old Clarkston woman will get her sentence on Wednesday in Rochester Hills District Court. She was licensed to carry a concealed weapon, but she wasn't being threatened by the shoplifters. Prosecutor Jessica Cooper called the shooting "disturbing."

Defense attorney Steven Lyle Schwartz hopes Duva-Rodriguez is hit with fines, not jail.

The shoplifters were arrested a few days after the incident occurred at a Home Depot in Auburn Hills.

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