Around 11 p.m. on Feb. 8, Jamie Payton, 39, and Olivia Abarca, 34, got into an argument with a bartender, police in Janesville said.
When the dispute between the women and the bartender escalated into a physical disturbance, staff escorted the two women out of the bar.
At the same time, an off-duty police officer passing by the scene heard gunshots ring out in the parking lot and saw two women run into a nearby apartment, authorities said.
Multiple shell casings were recovered from outside the bar.
After detectives searched the apartment the women ran into and allegedly found a gun, THC and drug paraphernalia located in an area two children had access to, they placed Payton and Abarca under arrest.
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Abarca was charged with disorderly conduct, battery, and bail jumping.
Payton faces charges of disorderly conduct while armed, battery, first-degree recklessly endangering safety, child neglect, and intoxicated use of a firearm.
Abarca was charged and released, but Payton was being held at the Rock County Jail, officials said.
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