MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis mom is in jail after police said she fired shots at two teenagers.
That mom, Sharon Hall, is a licensed armed security guard. Hall got her license in May 2020 and it’s set to expire in June of next year. FOX13 also learned from the state that no complaints have been made against Hall.
”Protect your kids, but that is not how you’re supposed to go about it,” said Marcus Jackson, Memphis.
Hall is facing two second-degree attempted murder charges after police said she shot at two teens Tuesday.
“You never know what these teenagers doing to they kids. Anyone is going to try to protect their child,” said Jackson.
With that being said, Jackson said he does not condone Halls’s actions. According to the police affidavit, the two teens, 14 and 15, were walking down Pontotoc St. in Downtown Memphis when the kids said Hall, one of their classmate’s mothers, pulled up beside them in her SUV with her child.
The affidavit claims Hall said, “I’ll stretch you out,” and then fired two shots at them. We’re told the kids ran off and called their parents to report the incident.
“When I hear a parent is shooting and not valuing the life of a child, regardless of the situation, I think it’s disheartening and sad,” said Reginald Boyce, Riverside Missionary Baptist Church.
Police said Hall was later identified by the 14-year-old victim in a photo line-up and admitted to firing her gun twice at the teens.
”We need to set a better example for our children that gun violence is not the answer regardless of the situation,” said Boyce.
FOX13 also spoke with Hall’s son by phone. He claimed the teenagers had been bullying him and his mother attempted to stop the bullying by first talking to the kid’s parents. He said he is willing to share his story with his mother’s attorney in the future.
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