Louisiana

Monroe woman accused of aggravated assault with a firearm

MONROE, La. (KNOE) – Authorities have arrested a woman accused of aggravated assault with a firearm.

According to the Monroe Police Department, 28-year-old Jerika Abram went to the victim’s residence in an attempt to fight her niece.

Police say the victim said Abram produced a handgun and pointed it at her and 2 others stating “if yall get close to me I’m shooting all you b——.” The victim advised she then observed Abram shoot the gun one time, but was unsure if it was towards them or not.

Police say they made contact with Abram and advised her of her rights.

They say she advised she did shoot the gun, but it was only in the air in act of self-defense and not towards anyone.

Abram was placed under arrest and transported to Ouachita Correctional Center for booking.

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