A Florida woman is charged with multiple counts of child neglect and aggravated battery after a shooting on New Year’s Day.

Florida Mom With 4 Kids In The Car, Charged After Shooting Man In A Pickup Truck

A Florida woman is charged with multiple counts of child neglect and aggravated battery after a shooting on New Year’s Day.
Ciara Croteau, 32 (Source: WCSO)

A Florida woman is charged with multiple counts of child neglect and aggravated battery after a shooting on New Year’s Day.

According to investigators, on January 1, just after 7 pm, Walton County Sheriff’s Office responded to Reddick Road in Ponce De Leon regarding a shooting where the victim suffered a gunshot wound to the upper left arm.

A witness told deputies the suspect, Ciara Croteau, 32, of Ponce De Leon, tried to run him and the victim off the road around Seymore Drive and County Highway 3280.

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The witness told deputies as the sedan Croteau was driving approached their vehicle, a single shot was fired at their truck, striking the victim.

They fled, and the suspect continued to chase them until they arrived at a residence on B H Reddick, according to deputies.

After they arrived, the suspect backed out and fled the area at a high rate of speed.

Deputies quickly located and detained Croteau. Her white Nissan sedan was occupied by her and her four children – all under 13. The firearm was recovered and has been submitted as evidence.

Croteau was arrested and charged with aggravated battery, discharging a firearm from a vehicle, and four counts of child neglect.

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