Featured Stories | Karen's Crime Blog | News

Former employee starts gunfight at Family Dollar store

Family Dollar Dollar General
. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

A former Family Dollar employee and her husband are now facing premeditated murder charges after they went to the business and started a gunfight.

The incident occurred Wednesday at the store near Northwest 17th Avenue and 71st Street.

According to witness reports, 20-year-old Briana Roshika Love had been fired from the establishment on Tuesday but went back to the store on Wednesday with a 29-year-old man to confront the owner and his wife.

During the confrontation, the man identified as Jametrius Marsean Burkes, began shooting. The owner’s wife then returned fire in self-defense.

Authorities say no one was seriously injured during the altercation.

Officials were able to catch up with Love and Burkes and have since arrested them.

During a hearing, a judge found no probable cause to keep Love in custody. She has since been released but is required to appear for an arraignment and told to stay away from the victims and the store.

Burkes has been charged with pre-meditated murder count, $10,000 for firearm assault, $5,000 for concealed carrying of a firearm, and $1,500 for a count of battery.