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Woman Charged In Shocking Shooting That Was Live-Streamed By Victim On Facebook
“She just shot me,” the 27-year-old victim exclaimed.
The woman who allegedly pulled a trigger in a shocking Facebook Live video has turned herself in. Labritney Austin, 29, of University Park, Chicago turned herself in on Wednesday, one day after she allegedly shot a 27-year-old woman in the arm.
According to the Associated Press, police announced on Friday that Austin is being charged with aggravated battery by discharging a firearm. It is unclear at this time if Austin has a lawyer who can speak on her behalf.
The Facebook Live video, which streamed on Tuesday, told a dramatic story. The victim appeared to be in a jovial mood as she walked across a parking lot of the city’s South Side at around 3 PM, with her phone recording and broadcasting her steps on Facebook Live.
In that parking lot, she reportedly ran into an acquaintance, a woman who was sitting in a car. The woman appeared to be seated in the driver’s seat. A few passengers were with her. Also in the car, a handgun, according to WGN9.
The victim and the woman in the driver’s seat got into a verbal altercation.
“Oh, this b*tch got a gun, y’all,” the victim declared in her livestream. “You got a gun. What are you going to do with it? I’m not worried about that gun, b*tch!”
Then, gunshots can be heard.
“She just shot me,” the victim exclaimed. She soon after began crying. She was injured but was soon after listed in stable condition.
Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi has labeled the violence a "domestic-related incident between two individuals that know each other."
[Photo: Chicago Police Department]