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December 18, 2014 permalink

Mother Yolanda Trice fired gunshots into a Tennessee Department of Children’s Services building.



Mom arrested after gunshots fired at DCS building

A mother upset about her child being placed into state foster care is in jail after police say she fired several gunshots into a Department of Children’s Services building.

The bright white winter jacket worn by the shooter on Dec. 10 led Metro police to 30-year-old Yolanda Trice, who was arrested Monday, according to a Davidson County affidavit. Trice is charged with reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon.

Several people were inside the DCS building at 900 Second Ave. N. when the shooting began around 8:50 p.m., the affidavit stated. One bullet went through the door, sailed past a seated staff member and landed in the hallway near other workers. A gunshot also was fired into a parked vehicle belonging to a DCS caseworker.

On the day of the shooting, police say, Trice became upset and started cursing at the caseworker who told Trice that her child was going to be placed into foster care. The baby was in Centennial Hospital at the time.

An employee at the nearby Stock Yard restaurant witnessed the shooting and identified Trice by her white coat in surveillance photos from the hospital.

Trice is being held on a $25,000 bond.

Source: The Tennessean

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