Police chief's wife charged with shooting at cops
Brinda Sue McCoy (June 15, 2012)
Brinda Sue McCoy of Cypress, who is married to Oceanside police Chief Frank McCoy, is charged with five felony counts of assault with a semi-automatic weapon on a peace officer and two felony counts of discharging a gun with gross negligence.
McCoy called 911 and said she needed help about 7 p.m. last Thursday, according to the Orange County District Attorney's Office.
When Cypress officers attempted to get McCoy to come out of her home, she refused to leave and put a gun to her head, according to prosecutors. One police officer on the scene described what happened next.
"And then eventually it escalated to where several shots were fired out of the house towards officers and in the direction of other citizens," said Cypress Police Sgt. Tom Bruce. "so at this point we actived our swat team...negotiators are on scene, actively speaking with her trying to negotiate her surrender and her exit out of the house. 3:51:22
Despite warnings, McCoy fired the gun twice at officers behind two parked cars before SWAT officers subdued her with a bean-bag gun, according to prosecutors.
McCoy, who is being held on $250,000 bail, could face up to 58 years in prison if convicted.