A legislative aide to President Obama was arrested Friday, accused of shooting the gun of her boyfriend -- a U.S. Capitol police officer -- during a domestic dispute, NBC's local affiliate reported.
Barvetta Singletary allegedly texted her boyfriend to come over to her home in a Maryland suburb of Washington, D.C., according to the charging documents, where she confronted him over accusations that he was cheating on her. Singletary and her boyfriend reportedly took the argument outside to his car where, the charging documents say, she demanded he unlock his cell phone. When he wouldn't cooperate she reached for his firearm and took that and his two phones back into the house, where she threatened to shoot him before firing a round in his direction, the police report said.
The victim then fled, according to the NBC report, and called 911.
No one was injured, according to USA Today, but first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment were filed against Singletary, who was released on bond.
The White House, where Singletary serves as house legislative liaison, told Fox News she had been put on administrative leave.
"We are aware of the matter and have temporarily placed the employee in question on unpaid leave and revoked her access to the complex until we have more information. We will take additional actions as needed,” the White House spokesman said.