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19-year-old arraigned in shooting that killed toddler, injured woman in North Memphis

MPD reported the suspect, a woman who fled the scene, has been detained.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A 19-year-old woman charged in a shooting in North Memphis that killed a toddler and left a woman injured was arraigned Monday.

During her arraignment, Juanita Bruce requested a public defender. She faces charges of first degree murder, four counts of attempted first degree murder, and four counts of employment of a firearm with intent to commit to a felony.

Memphis Police said the shooting happened around 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, 2022, in the 1400 block of Breedlove Street, near the New Chicago neighborhood.

MPD said the 1-year-old child died at the scene and a woman was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

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