Assault with a handgun in Shippensburg leads to felony charges for woman

21 November 2023- A fight involving potentially nearly two dozen people escalated over the weekend, eventually landing at least one person in front of a judge. Jacquetta Marie Rogers is charged with felony aggravated assault, misdemeanor assault, misdemeanor disorderly conduct engaged in fighting, and citation harassment. Rogers is currently free after being given an unsecured bail of $100.

PSP Carlisle Troopers were called to a home on Penn Street in Shippensburg around 6:20pm on November 19th for a report of a large fight. Police were initially informed of a fight possibly involving 20 people and there may be a firearm involved in it.

When police arrived, they tried to make contact with the people involved at the Penn Street address but they say nobody answered the door. As Troopers were walking away, they reportedly found a woman, later identified as Jacquetta Rogers, walking towards her vehicle to leave the area. At that time, police decided to speak with the victim.

While talking to the victim, police allegedly learned that there was a dispute between a large number of people, mainly family members, with it eventually growing and ending up in the street. During the incident in the street, the victim was reportedly struck in the face and head by a firearm by the mother of one of the people involved. Through the investigation, police determined that woman to be Jacquetta Rogers.

Inspecting the victim, police reportedly found an actively bleeding wound to the back of her head. After the initial physical altercation, a red Jeep belonging to Rogers allegedly pulled up at the victim’s home. The driver, believed by investigators to be Rogers, displayed the handgun before striking Rogers. Additionally, witnesses told police that Rogers used the handgun to physically hit the victim’s daughter’s cell phone.

When police approached Rogers’ vehicle they reportedly found her in it. Inside of the vehicle, police say they could clearly see a smashed cell phone and handgun underneath the passenger seat. Rogers was quickly taken into custody and transported back to PSP Carlisle. During subsequent interviews, Rogers reportedly denied ever pulling a firearm as well as denied making any physical contact with anyone involved in the incident.

Jacquetta Rogers is free on an unsecured bail of $100. Her preliminary hearing is set for November 22nd.

Sources: Docket Number: MJ-09301-CR-0000383-2023, Incident No.: PA 2023-1504331