Alabama woman donates guns and drives young people to shoot

Dothan, Alabama (AP) — Police said Thursday that a woman in Alabama provided a boy with a gun and sent him in and out of the shooting scene. She was arrested on multiple charges.

Several young people were involved in the conflict before leaving the scene on July 15 and returning to a vehicle driven by Shakita Leann Crittenton, 35, according to a Dothan police statement.

Upon arrival, Lieutenant Ronald Hall said the young men took their pistols out of the trunk of the car and began shooting. No one was injured, he said, and it is unclear what caused the controversy.

Police searched Critenton’s house after the shooting and found illegal drugs and malnourished puppies in closet cages, police said. In addition to being charged with attempted assault and the release of weapons into vehicles during the shooting, Critenton was charged with chemical danger and animal cruelty, according to a statement.

Court records did not indicate whether Crittenton had a lawyer who could speak for her.

According to Hall, three young people were charged as boys in the shooting. He said the relationship between them and women was unclear.