By Megan Miller, Editor
CENTER POINT – On August 19, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the 200 block of Saturn Lane to investigate a domestic violence-related shooting.
The adult female that made the call said she had shot someone at her home, and that she had a protection from abuse order against the person shot.
Deputies arrived to find a 32-year-old female victim suffering from gunshot wounds. She was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Investigations indicated that the women had been in a dating relationship, living together at the home. The victim was issued a copy of a protection order earlier that day, and was told to leave the residence. She returned shortly before the shooting, and an argument ensued.
The district attorney was presented the findings, and subsequently a warrant was issued for attempted murder on October 26.
On October 27, Lakisha Hampton, 37 of Center Point, turned herself in to Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies. She posted her $30,000 bond and was released, pending court proceedings.
Hampton is a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy and was off-duty at the time of the incident. Her last assignment was in the corrections division, and she’s been on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. Termination procedures have been initiated.
“Obviously her career in law enforcement is over,” Chief Deputy Randy Christian said. “We have said time and again in domestic situations that people have got to learn how to control their emotions, walk away and cool off. When that doesn’t happen the outcome is never good. I’m sure their are a lot of regrets on both sides but there are no do overs in real life.”