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Woman Opens Fire In ‘Black Panther’ Screening In Dispute Over Seats, Charged With Intent To Kill

A North Carolina woman opens fire on two men inside of a Greenville AMC Theater after a dispute over a seat in a crowded ‘Black Panther’ screening. 

Shameeka Lynch opens fire at Black Panther screening
Greenville Police Dept.

A North Carolina woman is facing multiple charges including intent to kill after she opened fire on two men inside of a Greenville AMC Theater after a dispute over a seat in a crowded Black Panther screening.


According to warrants, Shameeka Lynch, 30, tried to shoot and kill two men, Deandre Cox and Randy Jones, with a .32-caliber pistol.

Greenville Police Chief Mark Holtzman said a dispute over seating arrangements appears to have led up to the shooting.

The Greenville Daily Reflector reported that the theater was full of patrons who were there to see “Black Panther.”

Lynch’s bond remains set at $250,000, and her next court date is March 14. She waived her right to counsel.

Lynch is charged with one count of discharging a firearm in an enclosure to incite fear and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill.

Wakanda tomfoolery is this?!

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  1. Caring Concerned Citizen says

    No movie is responsible for this woman’s behavior. Sooner or later, she would have used a gun to react to any situation that displeased her enough. Don’t use this incedent as an excuse to to overreact. We could probably point to other occurances at the showing of other movies featuring other Marvel characters. But since those characters were not of African descent, they weren’t used to increase racial panic in an already volatile climate.

  2. Kathy Marshall says

    She is angry it is clear she is out of control and I don’t even know if she knows why she’s angry. She looks angry .She needs counseling in the worst way.

  3. Weldon Maurice says

    That is the difference in being armed or not. You tend to take it further when a gun is involved.

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