Two people are facing felony charges after shooting a person in Sioux City while attempting to collect a drug debt.
According to court documents, 23-year-old Kelsey Kritzer told a person who owed her a drug debt to meet her in the Singing Hills Walmart parking lot around 3:00 A.M. on March 9th. Kritzer took 22-year-old Luis Lira with her to collect the debt.
Authorities say that when the victim and his driver arrived, Kritzer instructed Lira to retrieve the money from the victim. Lira then approached the passenger side of the victim’s vehicle and pointed a pistol in the open window and demanded money. Police say that the victim and his driver sped away and Lira fired the gun at their fleeing vehicle. The bullet went through the back window of the car and struck the driver in the right shoulder.
Police have neither released the name of the victim in the shooting nor how badly he was injured in the incident.
Lira is currently charged with 1st Degree Robbery, Reckless Use of a Firearm, Possession of a Firearm by a Felon and several drug charges. He’s being held in the Woodbury County Jail on a $300,000 bond. His next court date is scheduled for March 27th at 9:00 A.M.
Kritzer is charged with one count of 1st Degree Robbery. She’s currently being held in the Woodbury County Jail on a $100,000 bond. Her next court date is scheduled for March 27th at 9:00 A.M.