UPDATE: Woman arrested after deadly shooting at Birmingham apartment complex pool
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - A 38-year-old woman has been arrested after a deadly shooting at a pool party.
Jessica Threatt is charged with murder and two counts of attempted murder. She is in the Jefferson County Jail.
The shooting happened Sunday, June 12 around 10 p.m. at the HighPointe Apartments in Birmingham.
Authorities say the victim has been identified as 24-year-old Frankie Keonta McDonald.
Upon arrival, officers heard multiple gunshots and encountered a large group of people running from the pool area. Officers found McDonald in the parking lot suffering from a gunshot wound, as multiple people tried to help. McDonald was transported to a hospital where he died.
Officers later discovered two other gunshot victims, ages 17 and 21, were taken to hospitals by private vehicle. Their injuries were non-life threatening.
Authorities say the preliminary investigation indicates several people were attending a pool party and an altercation occurred among a resident and party goers, leading to the resident retrieving a weapon. Ultimately several shots were fired.
Police responded and say they encountered the suspect armed with a rifle. During the encounter an officer discharged a firearm; however, the suspect was not struck nor were there other injuries resulting from the officer’s discharge. That suspect ran into a nearby apartment and was taken into custody.
The officer-involved shooting investigation will be conducted by the Birmingham Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division.
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