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Woman wanted for aggravated assault after shooting in Gulfport arrested

Michelle Shantel Pope, 29, is wanted by Gulfport Police on four counts of aggravated assault...
Michelle Shantel Pope, 29, is wanted by Gulfport Police on four counts of aggravated assault after allegedly shooting into a vehicle, injuring one person.(Gulfport Police Dept.)
Updated: May. 18, 2021 at 2:56 PM CDT
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GULFPORT, Miss. (WLOX) - Gulfport Police have found and arrested a woman believed to be the suspect in a shooting that happened last week.

Michelle Shantel Pope is held on four charges of aggravated assault with a $500,000 bond.

According to police, they were notified of a shooting victim at a local hospital on May 13 at 8:10 p.m. After arriving at the hospital and speaking with the victim, officers said they were able to identify 29-year-old Pope as the suspect.

According to police, the victim and Pope got into a physical altercation that escalated, resulting in Pope firing a gun into the victim’s vehicle.

The victim was treated at the hospital for a non-life threatening injury and has since been released.

This is an ongoing investigation.

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