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Police: Suspect in drive-by shooting arrested after reaching out to friend

Micqueala Williams accused of shooting toddler

TAVARES, Fla. – A woman suspected of shooting a 2-year-old in a drive-by was arrested Friday night in Pine Hills, police said.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department took Micqueala Williams into custody.

“From what we are being told, (Williams) reached out to an old friend, and when he found out she was wanted, he turned her in,” a police spokesperson said.

Williams is being taken to jail and will be transferred to another jail at some point to await charges, officers said.

Earlier in the day Friday, the Tavares Police Department said it was actively searching for Williams. Officers had issued a warrant for her arrest. Williams was considered armed and dangerous, police said, adding that she was likely to face an attempted murder charge.

Another sought-after woman tied to the incident turned herself in to Tavares police, as well. Alicia Winters, 22, was arrested Friday morning after surrendering in connection with the shooting that was reported at Tuesday night on West Rosewood Lane in Tavares.

Winters is accused of driving the vehicle used in the shooting, police said.

At last check, detectives were still in the process of interviewing Winters.

The 2-year-old victim was playing outside her home when she was grazed by the bullet. She’s recovering from her injuries.

Bullets also hit the outside walls of nearby apartments and a fence.

The toddler's mom, Tiffany Collins, said she'd been arguing back and forth with Winters, whose children share the same father.

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