Ekeythia Dunston, the former Queens cop who shot her then-girlfriend twice over a text message in 2010, was convicted of assault yesterday. She now faces up to 25 years in prison. On the plus side, however, the 34-year-old niece of former Mets shortstop Shawon Dunston was acquitted of attempted murder in the shooting—which she has maintained was in self-defense. Always look on the bright side!

The incident between Dunston and former flame Erica LeGall occurred in August 2010 after the couple returned to their Harlem home from a booze cruise. LeGall apparently saw a text come into Dunston's phone from another woman and became irate. According to Dunston's testimony, LeGall attacked her with a clothes iron and then reached for the eight-year veteran's service weapon. “She blew up and whacked Ms. Dunston over the head and she would not stop,” the cop’s lawyer, Edgar De Leon, said during closing arguments. "Her assault was unrelenting." It was then that Dunston shot her girlfriend in the shoulder and leg. (She survived.)

While Dunston waits to be sentenced, her ex is waiting to see how a $10 million negligence suit against the city and the police department goes. Though LeGall was also charged with assault in the case, a grand jury declined to indict her.