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A Fight Erupted at a High School Basketball Game. Then, a Mother Fired Shots into the Air and Was Charged with Attempted Murder, Cops Say.

Alabama Woman Charged After Shots Fired Post-Basketball Game: Police
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Eunethia Arnette Shackleford accused of firing shots outside a high school basketball game.

Jan. 31 2024, Published 10:01 a.m. ET

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A woman in Alabama has been arrested after an altercation broke out following a high school basketball game and she allegedly fired shots outside the school, according to authorities.

Around 9:30 p.m. on Jan. 26, bullets flew in the parking lot of Hueytown High School after the conclusion of a basketball game between Hueytown and Leeds High School, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

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Officials said a group of juveniles got into a dispute and then adult family members arrived to the scene and attempted to intervene.

According to police, Eunethia Arnette Shackleford, 30, is the mother of one of the juveniles involved in the fight, and she's accused of firing shots into the air before fleeing the scene with some of the juveniles.

Authorities said no one was hurt during the incident.

Responding officers dispersed the crowd gathered outside the school.

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Police determined Shackleford was the person who allegedly shot the weapon, and she was arrested and charged with attempted murder, and possession of a deadly weapon on school grounds, according to authorities.

She was booked into jail and released after posting a $67,500 bond.

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“Our children and fans have the right to go to a sporting event, experience it, and leave without the fear of violence," Jefferson County Schools Superintendent Walter B. Gonsoulin Jr. said. "This type of behavior, especially by an adult who is supposed to set an example, is completely irresponsible. It shows a total lack of respect for human life and will not be tolerated.”

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