Jury deliberating case of shooting at Columbia shopping center

LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – A jury is deliberating the fate of a Columbia woman accused of shooting another woman in a shopping center parking lot last year.

Ashley Rose Curry, 33, is charged with aggravated assault, ethnic intimidation, and simple assault in the February 2015 shooting in the 900 block of Lancaster Avenue.

Deliberations began Thursday afternoon after two-and-a-half days of testimony.

Authorities say Curry assaulted and used racial slurs against another woman when the 33-year-old victim and a friend intervened. Curry retreated to her vehicle and shot the victim in the stomach with a .40-caliber pistol.

Curry told responding police officers she shot the victim in self-defense and that the victim “deserved it.”

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