UPDATE: Police Say Woman Fired Gun Outside South Bar
The woman who allegedly fired two gunshots into the air early Monday morning outside South Bar has turned herself over the Birmingham Police, officers said Wednesday.
After a photo of the woman was released to the press Wednesday morning, Birmingham Police Cmdr. Terry Kiernan said the woman in question contacted police and came in for an interview.
According to Kiernan, the original incident grew out of a fight between two women, and there were no serious injuries.
According to police, a 21-year-old woman from Southfield and another woman were arguing outside South Bar around 2:30 a.m. Monday. The second woman punched the first in the face several times, police reports state.
When the first woman punched her back, police say the second woman then went across the street to her car, pulled out a .22 caliber handgun and fired two shots into the air. She then drove away.
Witnesses say the woman was driving an Impala or Sebring, possibly silver, and police later recovered one .22 shell casing from the street. The victim told police that night the woman was wearing jeans and a purple tank top.
According to Kiernan, the victim later discovered a picture of the woman on a club-hopping website, one of many photos taken that night at South. The woman in the picture matches the description the victim gave to police at the scene, Kiernan said.
Emily Puertas, co-owner of South Bar, told the Birmingham Eccentric that she didn't learn about the incident until Tuesday.
“There were no incidents in the bar, I can tell you that much for certain,” Puertas said. “It was actually very quiet in there.”
Kiernan said after detectives interview the woman, a full investigation will be conducted with reports submitted to the prosecutor's office.
Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Lt. Carol Millgard at the Birmingham Police Department, at 248-530-1866.