Wisconsin Woman Fatally Shoots Car Salesman While Arguing Over Faulty Vehicle

A Wisconsin woman is now in police custody after a heated argument led to the fatal shooting of a car dealership employee, the Wisconsin State Journal reported.

The Middleton Police Department is investigating the death of Kawsu Samba after a shooting occurred at MSI Auto Sales in Middleton, Wisconsin, the 34-year-old’s place of work. Two hours later, 23-year-old Jakira Anderson was located and arrested without incident.

According to police documents, Anderson had been at the dealership for more than four hours, attempting to get a refund or an exchange for a faulty vehicle she had recently leased. When the conversation with Samba escalated, the suspect pulled out a gun and shot the victim as he attempted to push her out of the building.

Anderson, who had purchased the gun legally and carried it in her waistband, told police that she had no intentions of harming the man. She says that she wanted to intimidate him. “I wasn’t trying to kill him- just scare (him) away,” she allegedly told Detective Daniel Jones. “I didn’t think I was going to hit him. I wasn’t even aiming or nothing.”

Unfortunately, though Samba was taken to a nearby hospital, his wounds were too great and he was pronounced dead shortly after. Anderson was later charged with first-degree intentional homicide. She is scheduled to reappear in court on March 30th, and is being held on a $1 million bond.

State Assistant Public Defender Adam Welch says that though Anderson fled the scene after the shooting, “there are also facts in the complaint suggesting that Miss Anderson felt threatened at that time and was afraid.” The criminal complaint against the suspect stated that video from the dealership’s surveillance footage showed Samba repeatedly pushing and shoving Anderson, but no additional information has been provided.

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