Downtown Panhandler Shot Man, Left On Bus
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Downtown Panhandler Shot Man, Left On Bus - Sacramento News Story - KCRA Sacramento
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A bus stop panhandler shot a man who turned down her request for money, Sacramento police said.
The shooting took place at 3:45 p.m. Monday at 6th and J streets.
The woman was later identified as Audrey Jackson, 47.
Several people turned Jackson down, police said, and she shot the last man who did so.
There was some sort of conversation between the man and Jackson, Sgt. Matt Young said.
A witness told KCRA 3 that the man first told Jackson "no," and then said, "get a job."
The 54-year-old victim was shot once in the stomach and taken to the UC Davis Medical Center for surgery.
Jackson tried to fire the gun twice but was unsuccessful, police said.
She aimed the second time at the man's head and pulled the trigger but the gun malfunctioned, a witness told KCRA 3.
Jackson then got onto a bus a few blocks away and left the area, Regional Transit officials said.
She was detained before 5 p.m. and taken into custody after being questioned in a Target store parking lot at Broadway and Riverside Boulevard. Police said she had a gun in her purse.
Some users of the city's public transit said they are thinking about changing their routine.
"It's actually kind of worrisome to me because every day you see someone out here asking for money," said light rail user Derik Jones.
Jackson was taken to the Sacramento County Jail.