POLICE: 71-YEAR-OLD WOMAN SHOOTS MAN OVER POKER GAME

Tuscaloosa Police say a 71-year-old woman is accused of shooting a 70-year-old man over a card game.

It happened this morning around 6:30 a.m. at Forest Lake Apartments. When authorities arrived, they said they found a 70-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his leg. He was transported to DCH Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Tuscaloosa County Homicide investigators said they learned Ethal Barron, 71, was playing cards at the victim’s apartment and accused the victim of stealing from from her in an earlier poker game played at her home.

Police said Barron shot the victim and took his money.

She was arrested on charges of attempted murder and robbery, and is being held in the Tuscaloosa County Jail on $60,000 in bonds.

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