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Updated: 5:53 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 | Posted: 5:53 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016

Fight between grandmothers leaves one shot in Walmart parking lot


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Grandmothers exchanging custody of a grandchild at a Dallas, Texas, Walmart parking lot (not pictured) reportedly left one shot by the other after an argument turned physical. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

By Kelcie Willis

Cox Media Group National Content Desk

DALLAS, Texas —

A grandmother is in jail after a confrontation between her and another grandmother led to a shooting.

The Dallas Morning News reported that Carla Hawkins, 55, went to a Dallas, Texas, Walmart to exchange custody of a grandchild with the other grandmother, Janice Brown, 53.

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Police said the child's grandmothers got into an argument that became physical and Brown allegedly shot Hawkins in the neck.

KDFW  reported that an off-duty police officer saw Brown run across the store parking lot with the gun.

According to police, Brown shot at the officer and he returned fire but no one was shot during the exchange.

Hawkins went to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Brown was arrested and charged with aggravated assault on a public servant.