Ridgeland Police Chief Brian Myers said Za’Lill D’Chelle Patterson, of Jackson, tried to shoplift from a popcorn store inside the mall. She allegedly pulled a gun on the store owner, who Myers said shot Patterson in the leg in self defense
According to Myers, Patterson was taken to a local hospital before she was booked into the Madison County Detention Center on a charge of aggravated assault with a weapon. She was charged as an adult. The store owner was interviewed and reportedly cooperative with police.
Patterson’s bond was set at $200,000 in Ridgeland Municipal Court on Monday, September 19. She will also be required to wear an electric monitor.