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West Chester woman fatally shot in Lockland

Tiffany Smith (Provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office) Tiffany Smith (Provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
LOCKLAND, OH (FOX19) -

A 32-year-old woman is dead and another woman is under arrest after a fight at a Lockland drive-thru Saturday night.

Tiffany Smith, 42, is held at the Hamilton County jail on one count  of murder.

She's charged with fatally shooting Lacy Rae King,32, of West Chester at Joe's Drive Thru on Wyoming Avenue just before 6 p.m., according to the Hamilton County Sheriff' Office.

King and people "became  engaged in a heated verbal altercation with persons known to them" in the drive-thru, sheriff's officials wrote in a prepared statement.

The argument turned physical between the people in King's car and people standing inside the drive-thru.

During the fight, Smith displayed a small handgun and began beating King over the head, according to the sheriff's office.

Then she fired one round, striking King in her upper body, they wrote.

King was driven from the scene to the Reading Police Department, where she was taken by ambulance to University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

She was pronounced dead shortly after.

The incident remains under investigation by Lockland police, the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, Southwest Ohio Violent Crime Task Force and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations.

Authorities did not say what sparked the argument.

Smith is scheduled to make her first court appearance on the murder charge Monday.

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