Police: Florida woman caught on camera loading gun in ER

Woman had IV in her arm when she was arrested

Police in Bradenton arrested a woman who was receiving treatment in the emergency room for having a loaded gun in her purse

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. – Officers in Bradenton arrested a woman at a hospital after they say she was caught on camera loading a gun.

Blake Hospital employees told police they saw Jamekyra Ulisa Levertt Chapman, 37, loading the gun in the emergency room on Wednesday morning on the surveillance cameras.

Chapman was approached by a security guard before police arrived.

Police say they found a semi-automatic gun with an incorporated laser in Levertt-Chapman’s purse.

Officials say she also had three magazines, and a total of 58 rounds.

They held her hands out, stood her up, walked her out of the hospital, and put her in handcuffs. Levertt-Chapman still had an IV in her arm when she was arrested.

Levertt-Chapman has been charged with two felonies, introducing a firearm into a hospital and possession of a concealed weapon without a permit.

A spokesperson for the hospital says they are thankful to the police officers who responded quickly.


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