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Man Charged After Shooting Ex-Wife in the Face

Police charge Charles Bloomer with reckless endangerment after he allegedly and accidentally shoots his wife in the face.

The following is a press release from the Westtown East Goshen Regional Police Department.

On Dec. 19, 2012 the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department arrested Charles Delmar Bloomer, age 47, of the 800 block of General Howe Drive in Westtown Township in connection with the shooting that occurred in his residence. 

Bloomer was charged with one count of recklessly endanger another person after a detailed investigation by the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department and the Chester County Detectives.

On Dec. 4, at 10:39 PM the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department responded to a single family home in the 800 block General Howe Drive in Westtown Township for a reported shooting. 

A 22-year-old male resident called 911 and reported a shooting inside the residence where he lives with his parents and 20-year-old sister who was not home at the time. 

The 22-year-old male told 911 that he was asleep in his bedroom when he heard a gunshot and then heard his father screaming.  The 22-year-old male entered his parent’s bedroom on the second floor and found that his mother was shot and his father was trying to stop bleeding on his mothers face. 

Responding with the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department was the Birmingham Police Department, West Chester Police Department and West Goshen Police Department. 

Officers set-up a perimeter around the residence and first had the 22-year-old caller exit the house.  The 22-year-old reported that his father did not want to leave the victim and police made entry into the residence and made contact with Charles Delmar Bloomer who reported that he was placing his pistol under his pillow when the gun accidentally discharged.

Bloomer reported that the bullet struck his ex-wife in the face. 

Once the scene was secure members of Good Fellowship Ambulance and Medic 91 entered the residence and provided EMS care to the 46-year-old female patient who had a gunshot wound to the face. 

A helicopter was placed on stand-by and Medical Command approved the helicopter response.  The patient was transported by ground north on South New Street to the WCU athletic fields where a MedEvac Helicopter landed.  At 11:30 PM the helicopter transported the 46 year old female patient to Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia. 

The patient was conscious when loaded into the helicopter.  West Chester Fire Company assisted with the landing zone management and scene security. 

Detectives responded with Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police and also the Chester County Detectives to assist.  One team of Detectives examined the shooting scene and collected all evidence as the second team conducted interviews of the Charles Delmar Bloomer and his 22-year-old son. 

The 20-year-old daughter, who was not home at the time of the shooting, was also interviewed by Detectives.  Bloomer was cooperative and provided a detailed statement to Detectives. 

The Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department received assistance from the District Attorney’s Office on scene.  The Kimber .45 caliber pistol recovered at the scene was legally owned by the Charles Delmar Bloomer. 

The victim has been released from Hahnemann University Hospital.

Bloomer was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Chester Darlington at District Court 15-2-05.  Charles Delmar Bloomer was released on $10,000.00 dollars unsecured bail.  Bloomer will have a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge William Kraut on January 15, 2013 at 9:15 AM.

Tim Again. December 20, 2012 at 08:15 PM
Pillow Talk.
Lulu Dallas December 21, 2012 at 02:14 PM
Pillow talk? Seriously? What rational human being, with any intelligence keeps a loaded gun (without the trigger lock engaged) underneath his pillow? As far as I know, there hasn't been a mass shooting in Westtown East Goshen, oh. . . EVER! Why would this man feel so threatened as to have a loaded weapon UNDER HIS PILLOW? There has to be more to this story than is currently reported in this news story. We can only hope that this was a really stupid mistake and that the wife; who will no doubt be disfigured for life, recovers and seriously re-evaluates her relationship with her . . . husband. Just as relevant, here again is yet another news story about guns and the potential for destruction and DEATH that they cause. When will WE ever understand that it is guns that kill people? And don't say that only bad people kill with guns. ANYONE has the potential to be a "bad person" given the right set of circumstances.
Roger M December 21, 2012 at 05:55 PM
it's the ex-wife thing that has me scratching my head (aside from the question of why any private citizen thinks they need a handgun for "protection" -- but that's a different and much larger can of worms)... none of the divorced folks i know still sleep in the same bed... or live in the same house, for that matter...

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