Alabama woman provided gun and led youngsters to shoot

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman provided minors with a gun and then drove them to and from the scene of a shooting, police said Thursday. She was arrested on several counts.

Several youths were involved in a confrontation on July 15 before leaving the scene and returning in a vehicle driven by Shakita Leann Crittenton, 35, according to a statement from the Dothan Police Department.

Upon arrival, the youths pulled a handgun from the trunk of the car and began firing, Lt. Ronald Hall said. No one was hurt, he said, and it’s unclear what sparked the dispute.

Police searched Crittenton’s home after the shooting and found illegal drugs and malnourished puppies that were being held in cages in closets, police said. In addition to being charged with attempted assault and discharging a weapon into a vehicle during the shooting, Crittenton was also charged with chemical endangerment and animal cruelty, the statement said.

Court records did not show whether Crittenton had an attorney who could speak on his behalf.

Three youths have been charged as minors in the shooting, Hall said. The relationship between them and the woman was unclear, he said.

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