Jakysia Shianne Rodgers, a 29-year-old Texas woman accused of shooting a man in the leg and dashing with his cash, has been found, arrested and charged with aggravated robbery.
According to KLTV, police responded to a call about a man who had just been shot and robbed by two women. He would not say who the women were, but when officers arrived at the scene and found him wounded inside an apartment complex, witnesses indicated that two female suspects fled the scene in a black Kia sedan.
After being transported to a local hospital, the victim identified the woman as Rodgers after he was given her driver’s license. It remains unclear who the second suspect is in the shooting and robbery.
In an affidavit released to KLTV, the victim said he was in close proximity of the black vehicle when Rodgers exited from the passenger’s side and pointed a pink gun at him. He further added that she demanded his money, shot him, stole his money, then fled the scene. The driver in the vehicle attempted to run him over as they fled but were unsuccessful.
Rodgers was booked into the Smith County Jail and released on a $300,000 bond, according to court documents. It is unclear when she is expected to appear in court.
In 2021, Texas reported the most robberies in the United States, with over 20,000 cases reported. And according to the Texas Department of Public Safety, “the Texas index crime rate was 2,666.7 crimes per 100,000 population, a 4.0% decrease from 2019 based upon the Census Bureau 2020 population estimation of 29,360,759.”
The department further added that “the index crime volume in 2020 was 782,974, a 2.8% decrease over 2019 numbers. The Total Texas Crime Rate includes both violent and property crimes and calculates them together. The violent crime rate increased by 6.6% from 2019 while violent crime volume increased by 7.9%. The property crime rate decreased by 5.9% from 2019 with a 4.7% decrease in property crime volume from 2019 figures.”