Woman who shot 6-year-old charged with assault with deadly weapon
A Sacramento woman has been arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon in the shooting of a 6-year-old girl in south Sacramento, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department officials said Sunday.
A sheriff’s news release said Adreiona Taylor, 21, of Sacramento, is suspected of firing several shots from her car Tuesday evening at Fruitridge Road and Lawrence Drive, striking a car carrying the 6-year-old and her mother.
The child was shot in the arm and taken to a hospital. She has had two surgeries and her wounds are not considered life-threatening, said Sgt. Tony Turnbull, Sacramento County sheriff’s spokesman.
Taylor was arrested Saturday at a relative’s house in Oroville, the news release said.
Turnbull said the mother of the 6-year-old knew Taylor and the two had disagreements leading up to the shooting.
Taylor was booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail and was ineligible for bail because of the nature of the incident and the age of the victim.
“An assault with a deadly weapon ... it borderlines on attempted murder,” Turnbull said.
Taylor is scheduled to be arraigned in Sacramento Superior Court at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Turnbull said the department is still looking for the driver of the car that was carrying Taylor.
The vehicle is described as a white 1990s-model sedan.
Turnbull said anyone with information relating to the incident can contact the Sheriff’s Department at (916) 874-5115 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP. Tip information may also be left anonymously at www.sacsheriff.com or by calling (916) 874-TIPS.