A nurse from West Virginia, who openly showed her support for Trump at the Republican National Convention (RNC), has been arrested in a shooting involving another woman.

Amy  Thorn, who is also known as Amy Johnson Ford, and Amy Johnson, shot a woman named Jonda Whitt on Thursday, West Virginia Metro News reports.

The women were said to be arguing when Thorn went to her vehicle, pulled out her weapon, and fired at the woman. Whit, who underwent surgery, is expected to make a full recovery following the incident.

WCHS TV reported that Thorn faces a malicious wounding charge in the shooting, which took place in Williamson.

“Through the investigation we came to find out that two females got into a verbal argument, turning into one of the females getting a gun. She did shoot the victim one time in the abdomen area,” Williamson Police Chief Grady Dotson revealed.

Dotson noted that Thorn became a local celebrity after her work amid the coronavirus pandemic was recognized.

“Amy is well-known around the area for her participation and going over to the RNC committee and a nurse that was helping out with the coronavirus and was on the front line,” Dotson said.

The nurse told police in a statement that she acted in self-defense. 

During her speech at the RNC, Thorn praised Trump’s response to the pandemic. “President Trump recognized the threat this virus presented for all Americans early on and made rapid policy changes,” she said.

“As a healthcare professional I can tell you without hesitation, Donald Trump’s quick action and leadership saved thousands of lives during COVID-19.”

Thorn, who spoke at the RNC after traveling to New York and Texas to help treat COVID-19 patients, has been released on bond.

US President Donald Trump hosted hundreds of supporters at the White House for his first public event since contracting Covid-19 US President Donald Trump hosted hundreds of supporters at the White House for his first public event since contracting Covid-19 Photo: AFP / MANDEL NGAN