( 4UMF NEWS ) Rapist Shot In Face:
Portman, 44, is accused of kidnapping a woman and taking her to the Labelz 4 Less in Springfield, where he worked as a cleaner.
That’s where Portman allegedly held a gun to the woman’s head and raped her at around 3 a.m. on Sept. 2. But she was able to pry the weapon from him and fire at his face, WKEF said.
“I’m glad she’s safe and I guess he deserved what was coming to him,” Labelz 4 Less shopper Angela Bozarth told WKEF, adding, “I think I feel safe enough to come [to the store] during the day and I think with enough people around, it will be okay.”
WKEF first reported that Portman was shot twice in the face and drove himself to a Springfield hospital, where he seemed confused.
At the time, he was reportedly unable to tell police the circumstances surrounding the shooting. It wasn’t immediately clear how he and the woman knew one another.
Portman is due back in court Monday. An attorney for him couldn’t be reached for comment.