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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: E'town shooting suspect surrenders


ELIZABETHTOWN, NC (WWAY) -- In an update to a story you saw FIRST ON 3, the woman accused of a shooting at an Elizabethtown night club has turned herself in.

Armeria Graham, 32, of Whiteville is charged with assault with a deadly weapon and inflicting serious injury with intent to kill.

Police say she shot Jasmine McLaughlin during a fight at Club World Wide early Saturday morning.

Graham is in jail under a $15,000 secure bond.

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So What (CountyJustice)

So what? Armeria is a lady with great intentions. If you know her, or any of us Grahams, personally, you'd know that we don't bother anyone;in the same token, there is no one that is going to come stomping on our door mats. Now, there are certain ways to handle certain situations, and being that she was put in a life or death situation, she chose life. What's the crime in that? Judgemental individuals, such as yourself cause some others (mostly weak-minded people) to become statistics, with your labeling theories. I assume you're perfect?! A personal philosophy of mine--"I am human;therefore, nothing seems alien to me!"

Good Intentions

Good Intentions? If telling yourself that helps you sleep at night, more power to you. Public records don't lie. A lady? Right now she's far beyond that, more like attempted murderer. Someone with good intentions, as you put it, wouldn't be charged with attempted murder. She didn't choose life, she chose to try and end one. The only one becoming a statistic in this one is Ameria Graham, who will be added to North Carolina's yearly violent crime statistics, as an offender.

A personal philosophy of mine "One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes... and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility." Eleanor Roosevelt

To County Justice

Tell me something...if someone was trying to harm you or any of your family,and it was a life threatening situation...would you defend them or your self? Would you stand there and let someone beat the life out of you or shoot first to save your life? ANd if you choose to save your own life but still say NO...then would you die for me? Or anyone else for that matter? If your answer is yes...then you should think...would you have taken a bullet for Ameria? Or stand there and watch the other person harm or kill her? And yes, I have a lot of questions. I don't understand how you can condem one without condemming the other who provoked all of this to begin with. I am waiting for your response County Justice.

Thugs shootin' thugs....yawn

Thugs shootin' thugs....yawn

Thugs Shootin' thugs....yawn?

Not all people are thugs. Sometimes a person is just put in a position where they have not choice but to defend themselves. Why is it that you always have to classify situations like this as thugs shooting thugs?
Wouldn't you defend yourself if someone came at you with violence and you thought you had to defend yourself for your life? And if you had to do so, would you call yourself a thug? Stop judging. Try to get all the facts before you speak.

There was another shooting

There was another shooting in Elizabethtown on Saturday night where someone was also airlifted to Wilmington. There were SEVERAL guns involved so why aren't we hearing anything about this shooting? Could it be that a certain teacher is pushing this because she has an axe to grind with the person that she thinks owns the establishment. I have been to several events there and everything was handled professionally. Whose fault was the Tory Hole park shooting and the McDonalds shooting that left people dead?

Legal Fees

Well, seeing that she just settled, out of court, a lawsuit against the City of Whiteville, she should be able to pay for a good defense. Assuming of course the state doesn't allow her a court appointed attorney.

I guess it's also obvious that she can't stay out of trouble, some people just never learn.