Alleged Shooter Says He “Only Meant to Scare Her” 

Court records show a Gardiner man admits he shot his girlfriend, but he says he only meant to scare her.40-year old Kenneth Sirmans is being held at the Kennebec County Jail on a half million dollars cash bail.Sirmans was in court Tuesday, but he did not enter a plea.Sirmans is charged with aggravated assault. District Attorney Evert Fowle says more charges could come, too. Police say Sirmans shot his girlfriend 40-year old Allison Wainwright in the stomach last Friday while the two were in their apartment in Gardiner. Court documents say Sirmans told police he only meant to threaten his girlfriend, not shoot her. Officials say Wainwright is recovering from her injury.