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Lufkin police investigating shooting at Cheddar's

A fight between two women ended in one being shot in the ankle.

LUFKIN, Texas — A woman was shot in the ankle during an argument at the Cheddar's in Lufkin, police say. 

The disturbance began in the bar around 9:35 p.m. between two women. The victim, identified as Akeyah Howard, 25, of Lufkin, was shot in the ankle.

The victim’s injury is not believed to be life-threatening. She was taken by ambulance to a local hospital.

Currently, the cause of the disturbance is unclear. 

The suspect has been identified as Nabrisha Handy, 29, of Lufkin. She is arrested and is being charged with deadly conduct – discharge of a firearm. Handy remained in the Angelina County Jail as of 1 p.m. Her bond had not been set as of the time of this release.

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