Youngstown woman arrested after firing gun in her home during argument with her child


YOUNGSTOWN — Reports said a 39-year-old Hollywood Avenue was arrested early this morning with a stolen gun after reports said she was arrested after firing a gun in the ceiling of her home while arguing with one of her children.

Lakeisha Carter, 39, is in the Mahoning County jail on charges of felonious assault, receiving stolen property, child endangering and discharging a firearm within city limits.

Officers were called to the home about 12:35 a.m. for a report of a fight with a gun. When they arrived, one of Carter's children told officers her mother was upset because she would not turn on a fan for her siblings or get a pacifier for a 1-year-old child. Two other children, ages 9 and 5, were also in the home, reports said.

Carter pulled a gun on the child she was arguing with and the two struggled, reports said, before the gun went off.

Reports said police found a spent she'll casing and a bullet hole in the ceiling as well as a .380-caliber handgun that was reported by Austintown police in 2016.

The children were left with a neighbor, reports said.

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