Pintard shooting ruled accident by Natchez police

Published 12:11am Saturday, August 3, 2013

NATCHEZ — Police have ruled a Wednesday night shooting on Pintard Street during which a woman was shot in the chest an accident.

Natchez Police Detective Jerry Ford said that Tameka Webbs reportedly told investigators that she pulled a gun on her boyfriend, Keith Pollard, to “scare him” after an argument. Webbs had no intention of actually shooting Pollard, Ford said.

Pollard reportedly slapped Webbs’ hand, causing the gun to point at Webbs at which point she accidentally shot herself in the left chest area, Ford said.

Initial police reports indicated that the couple had been fighting over a gun when it went off, but Ford said police now do not believe that is what happened.

No charges are expected to be filed in the case, Ford said.

Webbs was airlifted to a Jackson hospital for treatment and was awake and responding to questions Friday, Ford said.