AGAWAM, Mass. (WWLP) - It was one year ago, this weekend, a woman in Agawam was shot in the face by a police officer, shattering her jaw.
We've never heard from her, until now. It was a day Britteney Miles says she'll never forget, and for the first time, she's talking only to 22News about it.
"911, this call is recorded what's your emergency? Hi, there's someone trying to come in my apartment that I don't want inside."
It's the first time we're hearing her calls to police and it's the first time we're seeing the scars.
"The bullet went in here, it went down my neck and there's scar tissue all here, then it came out here."
Miles, who was pregnant at the time, says she called police when she thought someone was breaking into her apartment, turns out it was her boyfriend. Something she didn't get a chance to tell police.
"I'd explain to the cops it was a misunderstanding, but before I had the chance, when I opened my door she fired her gun and it went through my door and hit me," Miles said.
Miles says her jaw shattered into pieces. "I said, is my face messed up? One of the officers told me that it was just a flesh wound. I was afraid that I was going to die."
The bullet narrowly missed the daughter she was holding. "I looked at her and there was blood all over her."
The shooting garnered massive attention after the 22News I-Team discovered this isn't Officer Petrangelo's first misstep.
Internal police documents the I-Team obtained show Agawam police noticed reckless behavior from Petrangelo before the shooting.
After the shooting she'd been caught off-duty driving the wrong way down Rt. 5 in West Springfield. She was eventually let go from the department.
As for Miles, she has arthritis in her jaw but she and the daughter she was pregnant with are doing well overall.
As for her case, Miles attorney Bruce Melikian says they're still going through piles of paperwork and will decide soon how they want to proceed.
"I will say that the police department has been very cooperative throughout this process and as Brittany relayed earlier, some of the officers were very helpful on the scene," Melikian said.
The District Attorney ruled the shooting was an accident, he didn't file criminal charges .
The I-Team called Petrangelo looking for her side and she hasn't gotten back to us.
Petrangelo is trying to get her job back with the department; Miles says she'll be testifying against her at a hearing in October.