Mississippi elected official arrested after firing gun in crowded parking lot

Published 6:31 am Tuesday, December 1, 2020

A Mississippi city official was reportedly caught on video firing a gun several times in a crowded Walmart parking lot Saturday.

Police say Summit town councilwoman Pauline Monley was charged with domestic violence, simple assault, and discharging a firearm inside the city of McComb after she reportedly fired a gun at another woman in the McComb Walmart parking lot Saturday.

Monley told WJTV News in Jackson that the video does not show her being attacked before the shooting.

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Monley said she accepts responsibility for what happened, but she does not plan to resign. She even plans to run for re-election in 2021.

Additional charges may be pending.