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Police: Pasco woman faces attempted murder charge after Sunday shooting

TARPON SPRINGS — A Holiday woman faces a charge of attempted murder after authorities said she shot and wounded another woman on Sunday.

Keveshia A'Quia Britt, 24, is accused of shooting Gerah McKinney in the right thigh, according to Tarpon Springs police, leaving her with serious injuries.

According to a police report, Britt and McKinney argued on the phone. Britt then showed up to McKinney's apartment on Morgan Street in Tarpon Springs, the report said, where the women continued to argue.

Britt left to get a gun from her house in Holiday, police said, then sent a Facebook message to McKinney, telling her to keep her loved ones close. She also called McKinney with the same message, police said, before returning to McKinney's apartment complex before 5 a.m.

Britt flashed a silver 9mm handgun at McKinney, then loaded a round, the report said. McKinney turned and ran, according to the report, and Britt shot through a window, striking McKinney in the back of the right thigh.

According to police, a witness inside the apartment reported seeing Britt load the gun, then stand at the window while smoke emanated from the barrel. The report said another witness also watched Britt load the gun and saw McKinney run.

Authorities later found Britt sleeping at her home at 4830 Flora Ave. in Holiday. There, they talked to her "paramour," the report said, who showed police the gun. He was the owner of the gun, police said, and yelled at Britt to ask if she had taken it.

Authorities arrested Britt and seized the weapon, police said. In addition to the attempted murder charge, she faces a charge of shooting into an occupied dwelling.

She was booked into the Pasco County jail, where she remained Tuesday held in lieu of $150,000 bail.

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