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Police: Tallahassee woman charged with attempted murder after shooting at victim's car

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Posted at 10:54 AM, Feb 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-04 10:54:36-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — A 19-year-old has been charged with attempted murder after Tallahassee police said she shot up another woman's car over an argument about a damaged air mattress.

According to probable cause documents, the Tallahassee Police Department responded to Bates Drive on Jan. 31 for a shooting incident. When they arrived, they spotted the victim's vehicle parked in the road with apparent damage from gunfire.

Police said the victim told them that she had received a call from the suspect, 19-year-old Ledeja Freeman, stating that she wanted to fight. According to the victim, "the argument stemmed from an incident with a damaged air mattress a few days prior."

Just before 7:30 p.m. that night, the victim then received text messages from Freeman, some reading "Really I came to kill you" and "You are going to die."

About five minutes later, documents stated that the victim arrived home and Freeman was waiting there for her in a Nissan Altima.

"When [the victim] parked... Freeman purportedly exited the Nissan, approached [the victim's] car, brandished a firearm, banged on the windows with the gun, and threatened to kill [the victim]," investigators wrote in the probable cause report.

Eventually, the victim told police that Freeman "appeared to give up" and walked toward the back of the victim's car.

However, Freeman then turned around and fired several rounds at the victim's car while the victim was still seated inside.

Investigators noted that the texts sent to the victim's phone as well as the spent cartridge casings and bullet fragments found at the scene corroborated the victim's account of the shooting.

Based on the evidence, police found probable cause to charge Freeman for attempted murder. She was arrested on Feb. 2.

After her first appearance in court on Wednesday, Freeman is being held in jail without bond.