Centennial woman in coma after gunshot through wall

Suspect allegedly was involved in domestic dispute in adjacent apartment, sheriff’s office says

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A Centennial woman is in critical condition after a gunshot went through an apartment unit wall and struck her in the head, according to the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office received a call about the gunshot at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 2, according to a sheriff’s office news release on Oct. 7. The apartment is in the 6800 block of South Ivy Way, in west Centennial near Holly Street and Arapahoe Road.

The sheriff’s office received one 911 call from a woman, a second call from the victim’s boyfriend and a third call from the suspect, 26-year-old Mickel McLean, according to Ginger Delgado, spokesperson for the sheriff’s office.

McLean was cooperative with investigators and said he was involved in an argument and the gun he was holding went off, penetrating the wall into the next-door unit, according to the news release. McLean told investigators the gun went off accidentally, according to the sheriff’s office.

McLean allegedly was in the middle of a domestic dispute with his girlfriend in their apartment unit at the time, Delgado said.

The victim, Sally Strelecki, 27, was transported to Littleton Adventist Hospital, where she was in a coma as of Oct. 7, Delgado said.

McLean was booked into the Arapahoe County Jail on suspicion of first-, second- and third-degree assault; illegal discharge of a firearm; felony menacing; and reckless endangerment, according to the news release.

McLean was arrested at the scene and is being held in lieu of $50,000 bond, the news release said.

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