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Woman arrested after shooting in the air to scare her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend



Monroe, LA – According to the police officials, the shooting occurred on Sunday.

Monroe Police Department responded to a shooting call on US Highway 165.

Police say the suspect’s vehicle was located near the intersection of US Highway 165 and south of Hadley Street.

The 23-year-old driver admitted that she fired one round into the air as the vehicle was moving.

Her name is Johnavia T. Baker and she told police that she fired the handgun due to her feeling scared of her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend who was traveling behind her.

Baker was charged with Illegal use of Weapons or Dangerous Instruments and booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center.