Cops: Woman charged after firing gun in road rage incident

The dent left by the bullet.
The dent left by the bullet.
The damaged car.
The damaged car.

WALTERBORO, SC (WCSC) - A woman is in jail Friday after police say she fired a gun in the direction of a man who confronted her about her "reckless driving."

The Bamberg County woman is facing a laundry list of charges, including attempted murder.

Walterboro Public Safety officers responded to the Walgreens on North Jeffries Boulevard around 3 p.m. Thursday after receiving reports of a gunshot being fired. When they arrived, the victim told police that after seeing 31-year-old Sharon Brabham driving recklessly on Bells Highway, he followed her into the parking lot and confronted her.

Authorities say Brabham, an employee at the Walgreens, then pulled out a .38 caliber handgun and fired a shot in his direction. Police say the bullet missed the victim, but did strike another car which happened to belong to one of her bosses. The bullet only dented the vehicle.

The incident report states that Brabham admitted to authorities on scene that she did fire the weapon "in the area of the victim." Police found the loaded handgun in the center console of Brabham's vehicle.  Walterboro Public Safety officers say she did not have to have a license to keep the handgun in her vehicle.

Brabham has one prior conviction on her record.  She was convicted of check fraud in July 2000.

She is charged with attempted murder, possession of a firearm in the commission of a violent crime, discharging a firearm within city limits and malicious damage to a vehicle.

She was taken to the Colleton County Detention Center.

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