In Memphis Tennessee, a woman was charged with aggravated assault and reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon after she told police she accidentally shot her friend.

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Memphis, Tennessee

A 20-year-old woman, Tiosha Rogers, has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault and reckless endangerment after accidentally shooting her friend.

Rogers is currently being held in Shelby County Jail on a $7,500 bond.

What Police Found

 

The incident took place late on Thursday night in the 1700 block of Raines Road. Responding to reports of a shooting, the police found a woman with a gunshot wound to the chest, alongside a handgun.

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A Witness At The Scene

 

A man who was present during the shooting explained that he, Rogers, and the victim had been joking about fights and guns when he handed the loaded handgun to Rogers. He stated that shortly after handing the gun over, he heard a gunshot and witnessed the victim collapse.

Rogers has maintained her innocence, insisting to the police that she was not aware the gun was loaded and that there was no altercation with the victim prior to the shooting.

Where Is The Victim Now?

 

The victim, meanwhile, has been rushed to the Regional One Medical Center in a critical condition. Rogers is due to appear in court on Monday.

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