Court docs: Woman who is a sergeant in National Guard fatally shot boyfriend inside Leominster home

LEOMINSTER, Mass — A woman serving in the National Guard is charged with shooting and killing her boyfriend in their Leominster home Wednesday night, court documents show.

Documents from Leominster District Court show that 28-year-old Jami Parker was arrested after requesting an ambulance for her boyfriend around 10:30 Wednesday night. Officers responded to a Main Street residence and found her boyfriend, 53-year-old Jeffrey Carr, lying on the kitchen floor with a single gunshot wound to the head.

Investigators pronounced Carr deceased at the scene.

Parker was placed under arrest and investigators who reviewed the 911 call determined there was a domestic argument at the home before Parker allegedly retrieved a gun from the bedroom and shot Carr, court documents show.

Parker is facing charges of armed assault with intent to murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury, court documents show.

John Roemer, Parker’s court-appointed attorney at the moment, nonetheless brought up that his client has never had any legal trouble before. He said she was a Sergeant in the Army National Guard and that Parker also aspired to a career in law enforcement.

Roemer said he has yet to study the evidence, which would include the 9-1-1 call and toxicology reports.

“I want to see the facts,” he said. “Whether there’s a history of restraining orders against the alleged victim. Women are battered every day. Some of them die. In any fight, it’s hard to say, without going into the evidence, who the real victim is.”

Parker entered the courtroom while quietly sobbing Thursday. Her aunt refused to talk with the media after her court appearance -- answering every question with the same three-word answer: “She’s a victim.”

Members of the Leominster Police Department and Massachusetts State Police Detectives with the Worcester County District Attorney’s office are investigating the incident.

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