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Ontario woman arrested in Nyssa shooting

Police say the suspect believed the other woman had stolen her boyfriend.
Credit: Nyssa Police
Jasmine Carina Ceballos

NYSSA, Ore. — An Ontario woman is in custody after police say she shot another woman during a fight over her boyfriend. 

Jasmine Carina Ceballos, 21, was taken into custody at about 11:30 a.m. as she drove on Highway 201 between Ontario and Weiser Idaho.

The shooting happened at 11:17 p.m. Tuesday at a home off of Green Avenue in Nyssa.

According to Nyssa Police, Ceballos believed the Nyssa woman had stolen her boyfriend, and went over to the victim's house to fight her. 

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During the fight, the Ontario woman pulled out a 9mm handgun "to avoid getting beaten up by the victim," police said. At some point in the scuffle, the gun went off, hitting the Nyssa woman in the leg.

Ceballos is also accused of shooting at two witnesses to the fight. Neither person was hit. 

The victim was taken to Saint Alphonsus, where police interviewed her. Her wound is not believed to be life-threatening. 

Ceballos fled, prompting a search. Authorities warned that she was a convicted felon, who may be armed and dangerous.

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Nyssa Police, Ontario Police, Oregon State Police and the Malheur County Sheriff’s Office worked together to arrest Ceballos.

"We will not tolerate the actions of anyone who threatens the lives of our citizens." Nyssa Police Chief Raymond Rau. "There is no rock you can hide under, we will eventually find you. Today we did and it took 4 agencies working together to do so, now she will have her day in court."

Police will work with the district attorney's office to seek federal charges against Ceballos.

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