MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A woman has confessed to buying a gun off the street and is being accused of shooting at two people in Southwest Memphis.
The victims told officers they were walking in a neighborhood on May 7 when Jasmine Rice, 29, opened her door and fired shots at them from the inside of a home in the 4000 block of Gigem Drive.
Officers responded to the scene and arrested Rice. While in custody, Rice admitted to officers that she fired four shots at the victims.
She also said she bought the gun, an AR-15, off the street for $200.
After Rice was identified as the shooter by the victims, she was charged with two counts of aggravated assault.
In the past year, at least 150 crimes have been reported in the neighborhood, according to data from MPD. WREG reached out to the property manager about the security concerns, but no one was available.
Rice was released on a $40,000 bond and is expected to appear in court on May 9.