Woman charged in connection with drive-by shooting


Published: Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at 3:28 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at 3:28 p.m.

A 45-year-old Gainesville woman has been charged with attempted murder in connection with the drive-by shooting of an innocent bystander holding a baby girl.

Darlene Foreman was arrested in the Pine Ridge neighborhood on Wednesday afternoon by Alachua County sheriff’s investigators Jeff Everdyke and John Abram. She is accused of being an accessory to the March 11 shooting in Linton Oaks.

According to deputies, two vehicles pulled up in front of buildings in the area, and a 22-year-old woman heard people in the vehicles talking about having guns. The woman had leaned down to pick up her daughter from a stroller when multiple shots were fired.

The woman was hit once in the right forearm. Deputies said it was miraculous that the shot missed the baby.

Others shots hit the buildings behind the woman, with some bullets going through the first wall before lodging in the opposite wall of apartments on both the first and second floors of the apartment buildings.

The shooting is believed to be drug-related, officials said. Additional arrests are likely, according to sheriff’s spokesman Art Forgey.

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