Dayton woman sentenced in shooting during reported argument over church issue

Credit: Montgomery County Jail

Credit: Montgomery County Jail

A Dayton woman who shot her friend during an argument last March about church was sentenced last week to five years in prison.

Al-Lamontau Shantal Brooks, 26, initially was charged with two counts of felonious assault. She pleaded guilty Jan. 20 to one count and the second was dismissed, according to a Montgomery County Common Pleas Court official.

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Brooks went out to dinner with two friends on March 20, 2021, in Beavercreek. As the victim dropped off Brooks at her grandmother’s house, she began arguing with the victim and accused her of “being disloyal and a liar” and not supporting her on an issue at their church, according to Dayton Municipal Court records.

Brooks pulled out a gun and shot the victim in her stomach and ran inside her grandmother’s house. The victim and other woman in the car identified Brooks as the shooter, court documents stated.

The other woman called 911. The victim and other woman both identified Brooks as the shooter, the affidavit stated.

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