A small gathering gets out of hand when someone throws a pellet gun into the mix.
Blake Ruel was charged in Lancaster County Court with second degree assault after police say he shot a woman four times with a pellet gun.
According to police reports it started with a small group of friend smoking meth together.
Police say the victim, Crystal Marks, was at Ruel's house at 3042 Northwest 7th, along with two other people, when Ruel became upset with her.
They say Ruel kicked Marks out, but, instead of leaving, she pounded on his door.
That's when police say Ruel opened the door and shot her with a pellet gun. Marks tried running away, but police say Ruel kept shooting.
"Once she was lying on the group, the defendant, Blake Reul, actually stood over her and pulled the trigger several times, but it did not fire. All of the shots were in an eight foot range," Officer Katie Flood said.
According to the report, Ruel told officers he shot Marks in self-defense because she was banging on his door and he had no idea who she was.
Marks was treated for four pellets that lodged under her skin. She was then arrested on two outstanding warrants for failure to appear on shoplifting charges.