WATCH: Officers Seize Loaded Weapon in Bradenton Hospital


A 37-year-old woman from Sarasota was arrested early this morning in the emergency room of Blake Hospital in Bradenton after she was seen on surveillance video actively loading a weapon in her purse. Bradenton police responded within minutes, and body cam video shows officers surrounding Jamekeyra Ulisa Levertt-Chapman and taking her into custody.

Officers seized a fully loaded Smith & Wesson Bodyguard .380 semi-automatic handgun. The suspect's purse contained one 50-round drum-style magazine with 36 loaded rounds; two magazines containing a total of 13 loaded rounds, and 14 loose rounds. No shots were fired, and no one was hurt.

Chapman was charged with introducing a firearm into a hospital and possession of a concealed weapon without a permit.

photo: Bradenton Police Dept.


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