WATCH: Woman arrested with loaded gun in emergency room
BRADENTON, Fla. (WWSB) - A Sarasota woman was arrested early Wednesday for allegedly loading a semiautomatic handgun as she sat in the emergency room of Blake Medical Center.
Bradenton Police dispatchers received a call at 2:16 a.m. from the hospital, saying a female in the emergency room was observed on surveillance cameras actively loading a firearm in her purse.
Officers arrived four minutes later. By then, the suspect had been approached by a security guard. Following a brief conversation with the suspect, the guard seized a handgun from her purse, and police officers entered the emergency room, surrounding the suspect, identified as Jamekeyra Ulisa Levertt-Chapman, 37, and taking her into custody.
Police say the weapon was a Smith & Wesson .380-caliber semi-automatic with an incorporated laser.
Levertt-Chapman’s purse contained one high-capacity drum-style magazine with 36 loaded rounds; two magazines containing a total of 13 loaded rounds; and 14 loose rounds.
Additional witnesses told police they observed the suspect loading what appeared to be bullets into a magazine.
Levertt-Chapman was charged with introducing a firearm into a hospital and possession of a concealed weapon without a concealed weapon permit.
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