Girlfriend charged with shooting man at Boardman apartments

Tena Garver, 47, is charged with felonious assault and domestic violence for the shooting

Tena Garver, charged with felonious assault and domestic violence.


BOARDMAN, Ohio (WYTV) – A man was shot Tuesday morning in Boardman, and police said the man’s girlfriend was responsible.

Tena Garver, 47, is charged with felonious assault and domestic violence in the shooting. Police said Garver lived with the victim, who initially told police that he was shot while taking out the trash at the Chelsea Court Apartments on South Avenue.


Listen: 911 call 

Garver is the one who called 911 around 4 a.m. She blamed a neighbor for the shooting, saying she didn’t know the man. When questioned, she told a dispatcher that the shooting happened after an argument between her boyfriend, David Getz, and the unidentified neighbor.

Nichols said an investigation found that Garver used a .22 caliber rifle to shoot the victim after an argument.

The man was able to speak with police following his injury. He was taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center for treatment and is now in stable condition.