JASPER — A Jasper woman was arrested Saturday following an early-morning incident in which one person was shot in the neck.

According to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, the victim went to a Hamilton County residence to speak with someone about a family member before 4 a.m. Saturday. One of the witnesses that accompanied the victim to the house said as walked onto the porch, three gunshots rang out and they picked the victim up off the porch and drove him to the Hamilton County EMS station where the authorities were called.

Another witness told authorities that he had a heated argument with the victim about the victim’s family member. The witness said the victim claimed he was going to get even and that he had that “fire,” the report states.

According to the report, 42-year-old Jamie Barker, of Jasper, said she heard voices outside a short time later and shot her gun three times towards the door of the shed before hearing a car speed away.

The suspect told authorities she didn’t think she shot anybody because she didn’t hear anything else after the shots.

Barker was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

The incident is still being investigated and more charges could be forthcoming, pending the investigation.

Kara M. Compo is a reporter for the Suwannee Democrat, Jasper News and Mayo Free Press. Her beats include general assignment, government, politics, law enforcement and first responders. ​

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