Argument over the phone leads to physical altercation, one shot

Argument over the phone leads to physical altercation, one shot
CrimeTracker

POSTED: Monday, October 22, 2012 - 1:45pm

UPDATED: Monday, October 22, 2012 - 1:49pm

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the the Criminal Investigations Unit is investigation a shooting which occurred shortly before 9:00 p.m. on Sunday at Happywoods Rd. in Hammond.

At this time, the investigation revealed that in the evening hours of October 21, 2012, 35 year old Laquanta Jackson of Happywoods Rd. and Jessica Pope, 22, of Hammond were having an argument over the phone. This argument prompted Pope to drive to Jackson’s residence on Happywoods Rd. and confronted her in the driveway. Pope was armed with a knife.

As a result of this altercation, Pope was subsequently shot in the left shoulder by Jackson. He was taken to the hospital and is listed in stable condition.

Pending the outcome of the investigation, no criminal charges have been pursued on either subject.

Both weapons used in the incident were recovered and taken as evidence.

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