Woman charged after shooting that killed toddler in North Memphis

Woman identified from shooting that killed toddler
Woman identified from shooting that killed toddler(MPD)
Published: Nov. 5, 2022 at 3:00 PM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The woman who allegedly shot a mother and killed a toddler is in custody.

Memphis Police Department says Juanita Bruce, 19, is charged with first-degree murder, four counts of attempted first-degree murder, and four counts of employment of a firearm with Intent to commit a felony.

Police say it happened before 5 p.m. Friday on Breedlove Street in the New Chicago community.

Bruce knew the mother and daughter and shot them both over a disagreement, said police.

The child died at the scene and the mother was severely injured.

The suspect turned herself in hours after the shooting.

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