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Woman Started Firing At Pool Party, Killing One And Injuring Two, Police Say

Source: Birmingham Police Derpartment; MEGA

Jessica Threatt.

Jun. 23 2022, Published 8:48 a.m. ET

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A 38-year-old woman who police say murdered a man at a pool party in Birmingham, Alabama was arrested.

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Jessica Threatt, 38, of Birmingham, is charged with one count of murder and two counts of attempted murder in connection to a pool party shooting that left Frankie McDonald dead and two others injured, according to the Birmingham Police Department.

Threatt is being held on more than $1.6 million in bond at the Jefferson County Jail.

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The shooting took place June 12 the High Pointe apartment complex on Beacon Parkway East at approximately 10:30 p.m., according to WBMA.

"There was just a lot of shots! Pow, pow, pow, pow, pow," Robert Baldwin, a witness, told the TV station.

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Baldwin, who lives in the apartment complex but did not attend the party, told WBMA that the neighborhood is usually quiet.

"Something just didn't feel right. ... I was sitting here watching a movie," Baldwin said, adding that he saw more people than usual outside his window.

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Baldwin said he shut his curtains because the commotion was so close to his residence.


"I cut off all my lights and went into my bedroom, because it was that close, like right here," he told WBMA.

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Police say a confrontation between a resident and party goers led to the shooting, WBMA reported.

"I started hearing gunshots from this way, then I heard what sounded like a semi coming from this way, so I'm guessing they started here and whomever was right here was returning it," Baldwin said.

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McDonald died at a hospital, and a 17-year-old and 21-year-old were taken to the hospital with injuries, according to WBMA.

Police heard multiple gunshots and saw people running from the pool area upon arrival. They also witnessed several people attempting to help McDonald in the parking lot, WBMA reported. Officers later found the armed suspect at a nearby apartment building.

At one point during the incident, a police officer fired his pistol but did not injure anyone. The Birmingham Police Department's Internal Affairs Division is investigating, according to WBMA.


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