Woman admits to firing shot

By Bonnie Culverhouse

Honesty is the best policy, even if it lands the honest one in jail.

Jatavia Shaniqua Angela Morris, 30, of the 900 block of Clay St., Minden, was arrested by Minden Police for illegal use of a weapon.

Police Chief Steve Cropper said Sgt. Mitch Hackett and Off. Reece Tewell were dispatched to Clay St. for a reported “shots fired.”

“When they arrived, Morris was standing on S. Fairview St., and when officers asked how many shots she heard, Morris admitted she was the one who fired it,” Cropper said. “She then told officers they could find her firearm on the front seat of her vehicle.”

As officers cleared the firearm, there was reportedly one spent shell casing in the chamber. The firearm was a Glock 19 Gen 5 with a Lasermax Micro II on it. Officers reported there were 13 rounds in the handgun.

“Everything was bagged as evidence, and Morris was very cooperative during the entirety of the investigation,” said the chief. “Morris told officers her child’s father had a new girlfriend who had shown up at the Clay St. address. The girlfriend allegedly attacked Morris in the yard. When the female stopped, Morris said she recovered her firearm and shot once into the air, and the girlfriend left the scene.”

Morris was booked into MPD and transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.

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