Police: Monroe mother shot in front of kids

Monroe police are investigating a shooting in which a mother was shot in front of her children. (MGN)

MONROE, La. (KNOE) - Monroe police are investigating a shooting in which a mother was shot in front of her children.

It happened at a home in the 800 block of Standifer Avenue on the evening of August 29, 2019.

According to court records, the victim got into a fight with the father of her children, 28-year-old Justin Menyweather, while the two were exchanging custody of the children.

Records state that two children, ages four and six, were present at the time of the shooting.

Court records show the couple's children told police their father shot their mother.

Menyweather was booked on charges of attempted second-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The victim had to be airlifted to Shreveport for her injuries.

This is one of multiple shootings that happened in the Ouachita Parish/Monroe area over the past 24 hours.

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