38-year-old Candace Gill killed her baby while running from the police for stealing baby care items at a store.
According to KNOE-TV, the Louisiana mom crashed her vehicle, killing her 5-week-old daughter and her boyfriend, while on the run. She now faces multiple criminal charges, which include two counts of manslaughter.
On Monday, May 9, the police in Monroe, Louisiana, received a call from a local Walmart reporting a shoplifting incident.
On getting to the store, the employees said that a man and woman had stolen baby items and ran away when confronted. The woman was later identified to be Gill.
Soon after that, the police found the suspect's car and began pursuit. When she noticed the police, she drove onto a highway, driving at high speed. At first, she refused to stop even when the police activated their lights and siren.
News-Star reported that she soon started driving her silver Camaro on the road shoulder and even ran a red light, causing her to crash into another vehicle at the intersection.
Gill fled the scene, leaving her 5-week-old baby behind. The officers stayed to tend to the injured passengers.
Even though the baby was rushed to a nearby hospital, she was pronounced dead on arrival. She had not been properly restrained in the vehicle at the time of the crash.
According to Fox News, the other passenger, identified as Edward Williams, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was Gill's boyfriend.
According to the TV station, the two other people in the other vehicle Gill crashed into sustained no life-threatening injuries.
The police later arrested Gill at an apartment complex on Tuesday evening and booked her into the Ouachita Correctional Center.
Gill faces charges of theft, multiple traffic violations, aggravated obstruction of a highway, four counts of negligent injury, and manslaughter.
At the time of her arrest, there were three other active warrants for Gill, including traffic-related charges, theft of a firearm, and possession of a firearm by a felon.