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Raleigh woman faces five counts of attempted murder

Posted December 3, 2010 11:36 a.m. EST

— A Raleigh woman has been charged with five counts of attempted murder in connection with a July shooting downtown that injured three people.

Erica Jasmine Bridges, 20, of 2503 Greenway Ave., also faces three counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.

Witnesses told police that a dozen or more gunshots rang out in the 900 block of Edenton Street around 9:30 p.m. on July 6.

Police said that Lamar Rashad Kinlaw, 19, Mikal Jajuan Jordan, 16, and a 14-year-old boy were shot but survived. The names of the other two people targeted in the shooting haven't been released.

Investigators have not commented on a motive.

Charges against Bridges were filed on Sept. 8, but she wasn't arrested until Thursday, according to arrest warrants.

Bridges was being held in the Wake County jail under a $2.5 million secured bond. She made her first court appearance Friday morning.

She has a single previous conviction, for larceny in 2008, according to state Department of Correction records.