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Woman fires gun while intoxicated

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MILWAUKEE (WSAU)  The sheriff said it was okay. That’s what a Milwaukee woman told police, after she allegedly fired a gun outside a house while she was drunk.

Police quoted 36-year-old Makisha Cooper as saying that she heard Sheriff David Clarke say on the radio that she could own a gun to protect herself. So when she got into a fight with her niece last Saturday, prosecutors said Cooper ran to her car, grabbed a gun, and fired it once outside. Cooper told officers she knows her rights – and she showed them a 40-caliber Smith-and-Wesson semi-automatic handgun.

Cooper was charged with two misdemeanor counts of illegally carrying a concealed weapon, and operating a gun while intoxicated. Her court case was delayed so a public defender could be appointed. For now, Cooper is free on a signature bond.

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