A Tuscaloosa woman was arrested Monday afternoon after she allegedly opened fire on another vehicle on Highway 69 South, according to court documents filed later that day.

In a deposition filed after her arrest, investigators said 42-year-old Kenyata Latrice Davis was riding in the passenger seat of a friend's car near the intersection of Bear Creek Road and 69 South when she grabbed a gun and fired shots at another vehicle on the road.

Tuscaloosa Police officers said they were called to an "ongoing disturbance" in which one car was following another and shooting at it around 11:20 Monday morning.

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The vehicles drove into Moundville before officers there stopped both drivers near the intersection of Market Street and Elliott Avenue.

When local police caught up to the drivers, they found the rear of the victim's vehicle had been struck by at least one bullet.

The case was turned over to the multi-agency Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit, which investigates all violent crimes in Tuscaloosa County, and their detectives were given consent to search both vehicles after they were stopped in Moundville.

Investigators said in the deposition that they recovered a firearm from the front passenger seat of the suspect vehicle, where Davis had been sitting.

According to the deposition, Davis admitted to shooting at the other car while her friend drove. She also said the gun belonged to her friend — it was not made clear in the court documents if she was talking about the same person.

The victim and witnesses corroborated her account, and Davis was arrested at the scene.

The Tuscaloosa woman was charged with discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle, which is a Class B felony in Alabama.

She was placed in the Tuscaloosa County Jail but has since been released on a $30,000 bond.

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