A Bryan woman was arrested early Thursday after authorities said she attacked a man while wielding a gun.

According to Bryan police, a woman called police to report that her mother and a man were fighting and that her mother had a gun. Officers responded to the 1300 block of Aggie Way, where a crowd of people were surrounding a man and woman. The crowd told police the woman was hitting the man.

Officers determined that the man was attempting to restrain 37-year-old Vanessa Zavala, and police moved in to detain her. Zavala struggled against police and refused to get into the police car, a report notes. Authorities spoke to a 24-year-old man who had visible injuries to his forehead, eye, neck and abdomen, police said.

According to the victim, he and Zavala had been at a bar and gotten into an argument. When he returned home later, Zavala was found holding a gun and when the victim attempted to disarm her, the two struggled over the weapon, police said. At one point, Zavala attempted to load a round into the pistol’s chamber, but the victim eventually disarmed her. Police said she repeatedly punched, kicked and pulled the hair of the victim.

Zavala is charged with aggravated assault against a family member with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison; resisting arrest, a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail, and a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct-foul language. She remains in the Brazos County Jail on $14,355 bond.

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