Police Say Women Fired Shots At Union Avenue House With 7 Children Inside

Monday, June 17, 2013
Clarissa M. Strickland
Clarissa M. Strickland

Police said several shots that were fired at a house on Union Avenue with several children inside came from a car occupied by three women.

Clarissa M. Strickland, 30, of 722 Sylvan Dr., was charged with reckless endangerment and 10 counts of aggravated assault.

Ms. Strickland has a lengthy criminal record involving assault, drug and traffic charges.

In the incident on May 29, police responded to a call of shots fired at 2312 Union Ave. Two women and their children (seven in all) said Ms. Strickland, Ebony Williams and another female known as "Peaches" pulled in front of their residence in a teal green, new model Expedition and a dark blue Ford Explorer.

As they passed by, the women began firing handguns at them, it was stated.

Three shots were fired. A spent shell and shredded bullet were found at the scene.

Police were told that everyone on the porch ran into the house to avoid being shot. 

Officers saw where one shot hit a window security bar. A window panel was shattered at one of the children's bedrooms. Glass was found on a bed sheet and the interior window sill.

One of the women said the house was hit by multiple shots the night before.

The women said they are in fear that they and their children will be killed.

Only one arrest has been made thus far.


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