TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - 25-year-old Dandre L. Williams was booked on Feb. 3 in connection to a shooting that left a man and a young child fighting for their lives.
In a news conference on Monday, Feb. 3, Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus said Williams had been arrested on a six-count felony warrant.
Williams was arrested Monday afternoon after he crashed into a police cruiser near Stella and Kolb roads, according to the TPD.
Magnus said the 5-year-old young girl is not related to the other victim, a 24-year-old man who was apparently targeted in the shooting.
“The little girl was in a car with her grandmother when she was struck in the head by a stray bullet," Magnus said. “She truly was an innocent bystander.”
The shooting happened at an apartment complex on Woodland Avenue near Ferry Drive around 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2.
Neighbors told KOLD News 13 they heard multiple gunshots and saw a man and child lying on the ground outside the complex.
Police said the victims were taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Officers spent nearly eight hours speaking with witnesses, taking pictures and mapping out the incident. Magnus said more than three dozens officers investigated and were able to make the arrest less than 24 hours after the shooting.
David James said he was just about to rake his backyard when shots rang out. He said he had to duck to avoid ricocheting bullets near his fence.
“People were looking … and there was a guy on the ground,” James said. “And I heard about a little girl and it was unreal. When I think about that little girl, I start tearing up."
Police say the 5-year-old is still in critical condition, but is stable.
There is no available info on the current condition of the other victim.
Police have said the shooting may be gang-related.
"It’s very disheartening to know that a child was caught in the middle of this incident,” said Officer Ray Smith, a TPD spokesman.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Tucson Police Department at 520-791-4444 or 88-CRIME. You can leave a tip anonymously.