A man who shot a woman Tuesday morning in what he described as a robbery attempt by the woman was arrested late Thursday for allegedly lying about knowing the woman he shot.
Ryan Bishop, 20, reportedly told police during an interview after the shooting that he did not know Tashara L. Banister, 22, who was found at 1:39 a.m. inside Bishop’s truck at the automatic teller machine at Simmons First National Bank on West 28th Avenue with gunshot wounds to the upper body.
Bishop was arrested and charged Thursday with hindering apprehension or prosecution and released by prosecutors Friday morning pending further investigation.
Detective Jerry Lambert reported that when Bishop was interviewed a second time, he said he knew Banister and “had bought drugs from her in the past.”
Bishop also reportedly told detectives in the second interview that he initially met Banister to purchase drugs from her before she tried to rob him.
No charges regarding the actual shooting have been filed against Bishop at this stage in the investigation.
In addition to Bishop, two women who were indented by police as Banister’s sisters were also charged with hindering apprehension or prosecution and were also released pending further investigation.
Takela Johnson, 26, and Kaishadd Brown, 22, were allegedly in a car that followed the vehicle Bishop was driving, Lambert said in a probable cause affidavit.
Both said they didn’t know Banister was going to “hit a lick,” a street term for pulling a robbery.