Woman accused in deadly shooting of Memphis toddler turns herself in
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Memphis Police say the suspect accused in a double shooting that killed a toddler Friday afternoon turned herself in.
The shooting happened on Breedlove Street, and the mother and her child were shot, said police.
The toddler did not survive, and the woman is in critical condition.
The woman, who police say is a known suspect, left the scene in a Gray Infiniti.
She is in police custody.
The little girl’s grandmother and another family member were told not to speak to the media.
They, other family members, and neighbors in the area were devastated by the tragedy.
“We need to do better have to better about conflict resolution. There is no reason a baby should be dead tonight because adults couldn’t do right by one another,” said Sgt. Louis Brownlee, MPD public information officer.
Memphis Police say 26 children have been killed by gunfire so far this year.
Seventeen were murders.
Seven were negligent homicides
Two were justifiable homicides.
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