Jakira Anderson Wisconsin woman shoots dead Kawsu Samba Middleton car dealership employee during heated dispute over leased car.
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A Wisconsin woman has been charged with the shooting death of a car dealership employee during a dispute that ‘escalated.’
Jakira Anderson, 23, was charged with first degree intentional homicide in the death of Kawsu Samba, 34, a MSI Auto Sales in Middleton on Monday, according to the Wisconsin State Journal.
According to a criminal complaint, Anderson had been in the dealership for four hours trying to get her money back on a car she had leased. It was during a ‘heated exchange’ that Anderson shot the victim in the chest as Samba demanded that the woman leave.
According to the criminal complaint, Anderson said she had been on a call with 911 when the call disconnected. Upon the dispatcher calling her back, Anderson told the dispatcher that a man had put his hands on her. Unbeknownst to the dispatch caller, Anderson had moments earlier shot Samba in the chest.
‘I didn’t think I was going to hit him’
Video captured the moment Samba putting his hand on Anderson’s back to guide her to the door as he demanded the woman leave the dealership. It was then that Anderson fatally shot Samba, momentarily stood over the victim as he fell to the parking lot and drove off.
Upon her eventual arrest hours later, Anderson told police that she pulled out the gun ‘to scare him back or something.’
‘I wasn’t trying to kill him, just scare (him) away and I didn’t think I was going to hit him, I wasn’t even aiming or nothing,’ she said, according to the complaint.
The dispatcher called Anderson back as she was driving away.
Anderson told investigators she bought the gun legally in September, as a ‘defense weapon,’ but hadn’t had a chance to register it.
Court Commissioner Jason Hanson set bail for Anderson at $1 million..
The hearing on Wednesday was interrupted several times by members of Samba’s family, including his wife, who spoke on the video feed, lambasting Anderson for the shooting. Samba was a respected member of the local Gambian community in Madison.