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Man Involved in Standoff Faces Numerous Charges

Nicholas J. Faby, 30, of Waukesha, faces up to 23 years in prison if convicted of choking his girlfriend before she shot him in the hand, according to a criminal complaint.

The 30-year-old Waukesha man who was arrested last week following a standoff with the Waukesha Police Department was according to a criminal complaint filed Monday.

Nicholas J. Faby is charged with strangulation and suffocation; false imprisonment; possession of a firearm by a felon; pointing a firearm at another; possession of marijuana; and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Officers responded to 717 Oak Ridge Court Wednesday morning after the woman escaped from the residence to a neighbor’s home, according to police and the criminal complaint. The 25-year-old woman, who had a wound to her neck, told police she shot Faby, who is her boyfriend, in the hand while he was trying to choke her following an argument, according to the complaint filed in Waukesha Circuit Court.

“(The woman) was having a difficult time breathing and she thought the defendant was going to kill her,” complaint said.

The bullet grazed the woman’s neck, but the man’s hand continued bleeding. She told Faby to call police, but he told her he had contacted police. Instead, she told police, he grabbed the gun, called her “worthless” and waved around the weapon, according to the complaint.

“The defendant informed her that when police arrived, he was going to put the gun to his head and blow his brains out, she would have to live with it for the rest of her life,” the complaint states.

Faby continued to point the gun at the woman for three hours, refusing to let her leave, according to the complaint. Finally, Faby passed out, so the woman ran to the neighbor’s for help.

Faby told police he choked the woman because she bit him in the face during the argument. Faby also admitted to police that the gun was his, according to the complaint.

Officers located a .44-caliber handgun, a marijuana plant, a brass pipe with bunt residue and a stun gun, the complaint states.

Faby remains jailed in lieu of $10,000 bail. He is facing up to 23 years and four months in prison if convicted of all charges.

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