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Woman Who Shot At Attacker And Chased Him Charged With Attempted Murder

Demetrea Flowers
Source: Richmond police; MEGA

Demetrea Flowers.

Jul. 10 2022, Published 9:01 a.m. ET

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A Richmond, Virginia woman who police say shot at a man and chased him in her car following an altercation has been charged with attempted murder, according to WRIC.

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Demetrea Flowers, 53, is charged with attempted murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony after a verbal argument with the man became physical. Police say the man struck Flowers with a chair before she pulled out a gun and shot at him, WRIC reported.

A little before 10:30 a.m. on July 7, police went to the Jamaica House restaurant in downtown Richmond for a report of shots fired in the 400 block of West Broad Street. On scene, Flower told police that a man later identified as Mark Banks, 29, of Richmond, approached her as she was leaving the restaurant, according to WRIC.

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The two engaged in an argument before Banks hit Flowers with a chair from the restaurant. Flower then shot at Banks as he ran eastbound on West Broad Street. Flower then got into her vechile and chased Banks, WRIC reported.

Flowers later stopped in her vehicle at Adams and West Broad Streets, where a passerby alerted Virginia Commonwealth University Police about the incident. VCU police took Flowers into custody and contacted Richmond police, who found Banks and arrested him, WRIC reported.

Banks is charged with malicious wounding in connection to the incident.

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