North Carolina mother who had infant in car faces multiple charges for shooting at woman in traffic

The Winston-Salem police reported that a woman is facing charges, including child abuse, after shooting at another woman in a car on Tuesday.

Officers with the Winston-Salem Police Department were called to the area near University Parkway and West Twenty-Fifth Street at around 10:50 a.m. when they were told that a gun had been fired.

28-year-old Tameka Squire called 911 to report that somebody had fired at her while she was in her car at Twenty-Fifth Street and University Parkway. A witness, who saw the incident, also called 911.

The suspect was later identified as Yasmin Imon Kelly, 25, who Squire attempted to follow. Allegedly, Kelly and Squire knew each other. 

Squire reported that she tried to follow the car from which she had been shot at but she lost sight of Kelly’s at some point. Squire drove down the path Kelly had been following while the latter stopped out of view. Kelly fired at Squire just as she drove by the stopped vehicle.

When the responding officers tracked down and caught up with Kelly, they discovered that she had had her infant child in the car with her. The baby was uninjured.

The investigation was conducted by members of the Winston-Salem police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division’s Violent Firearm Investigations Team (VFIT).

Yasmin Kelly has been charged with malicious assault in a secret manner, carrying a concealed gun, discharging a gun into an occupied vehicle and felony child abuse.

At the moment, she is being held at the Forsyth County Law Enforcement Detention Centre under a $15,000 bond.

The police are still investigating the incident.