Chicago Woman Charged in Shooting Streamed on Facebook Live

January 5, 2018 Updated: January 5, 2018

A Chicago woman has been charged after the moment she shot another woman was captured during an online live stream.

An argument that started around 2:55 p.m. on Jan. 3 was broadcast on Facebook by a woman arguing with Labritney Austin.

The argument intensified and Austin, 29, took out a gun and fired, police told the Chicago Tribune.

Less than two hours later, Austin turned herself in.

Austin has been charged with aggravated battery by discharging a firearm, reported WGN. The argument and shooting took place in University Park on the city’s South Side.

The victim was shot in the arm but survived the attack.

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi has described the shooting to the broadcaster as a “domestic-related incident between two individuals that know each other.”

The Chicago Sun-Times reported that Austin was expected to appear in bond court on Friday.


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