HOLLIS, Maine — Police have charged the boyfriend of a Hollis woman with domestic violence and assault, after the woman was shot five times by a man who was trying to save her.
Police said that about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday on River Road, 30-year-old Ryan Giliken assaulted his girlfriend.
A 30-year-old man who rents an apartment on the property tried to help the woman.
That’s when Giliken allegedly assaulted him as well.
In an attempt to defend himself and the woman, police said the man fired his gun but accidentally shot the woman in the stomach and leg.
The woman is in fair condition, but her mother said it could’ve been much worse.
At this point, the 30-year-old man who tried to help is not facing charges.