Huntsville police have arrested a woman investigators say shot someone during a confrontation about bullying. Kelecia Bunton, 30, is charged with felony assault.
Police say it all started Monday night when Bunton's husband approached a man at his home on Ortega Circle about his son being bullied.
Police said Bunton's husband left and went back to their home about a mile away on Blue Haven Road. Police explained the other man came to his house with a friend, and police say Bunton shot the man.
Tivon Hardin said he was concerned to hear a shooting on Blue Haven Road stemmed from a bullying incident at school.
"Nobody should get bullied when they are going to school for an education. That's not cool," he said.
Huntsville police said no criminal reports were filed about the bullying prior to Monday night's shooting, but they hope parents learn this isn't the way to solve conflicts.
"Those parents should have resolved this issue at the school, or they should have taken some school administrators up with some type of meeting, or maybe made some attempt to contact them. Trying to take these types of matters into their own hands and going over to another parent's house is not a very wise idea," said Lt. Michael Johnson with Huntsville police.
"It brings more conflict to the problem. It didn't really help it. It just made it worse," Hardin said.
Hardin said he understands emotions were high, but he hopes other parents learn from what happened.
"I feel her though because you come to my crib and you got to defend yourself, but at the same time, she shouldn't have reacted like that," he said.
Bunton is in the Madison County Jail Tuesday evening with a $5,000 bond for the felony assault charge. Police said no one else involved in the incident had a weapon on them.
The man Bunton is accused of shooting will be okay. Police said he has superficial wounds.
Huntsville City Schools tells WAAY 31 the district is not aware of the bullying issue that police were told about.
Read the original story on the shooting here.