JeffCo deputy charged with attempted murder in shooting of girlfriend

(CBS42/Jamie Ostroff)
(CBS42/Jamie Ostroff)

CENTER POINT, Ala. (WIAT) — A Jefferson County deputy sheriff has been charged with attempted murder and will be terminated after officials say she shot her girlfirend the same day she filed a protection order for herself and her child against the victim.

The incident happened on August 19. According to Jefferson County Chief Deputy Randy Christian, 37-year-old Lakisha Hampton of Center Point had filed for a protective order earlier that day. The shooting victim reportedly was issued a copy and told to leave the residence where they both lived. Christian says the shooting victim returned to the home, she and Hampton argued, and she was shot.

Christian said Hampton called law enforcement and reported she had shot someone at her home, in addition to having a protection of abuse order against the person she shot.

Detectives presented the results of the investigation to the district attorney’s office, who in turn presented it to a grand jury. The grand jury issued an attempted murder warrant on Oct. 26.

Hampton turned herself into the Jefferson County Jail the next day and was released on $30,000 bond.

CBS42 obtained a copy of the preotection of abuse order filed that day by Hampton. She claimed that two days prior, she and the defendant, who she marked as her common-law partner on the order, were sitting in the living room as she was playing on her cell phone. She claimed the defendant “became upset, told me she would stab and killed me if I continued talking to b****** [expletive removed]. Went into kitchen grabbed a knife and went into bedroom.”

She listed two other incidents that she claims happened on the 16th of August when she filed for the order as well.

Christian says Hampton is currently employed as a Jefferson County Deputy Sheriff and was not on duty during the incident. Her last assignment was in the corrections division. He says the termination process has begun, and that she was previously on administrative leave ending the outcome of the investigation.

 

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