Tiffany Payne was arrested and accused of discharging a pistol in the air and threatening a mother and kid at Strawberry Creek Park.
Tiffany Payne was arrested, and Alameda County District Attorney’s Office reports that a man has been charged with threatening a mother and son near Strawberry Creek Park this summer while firing a gun into the air.
The woman discharged a handgun into the air after a mother confronted her for attempting to give marijuana to her 5-year-old son.
Was Tiffany Payne Arrested For Shooting A Gun In The Air Around Multiple Children?
According to the Alameda District Attorney’s Office, a 41-year-old woman has been accused of discharging a pistol in the air and threatening a mother and kid at Strawberry Creek Park this summer.
Tiffany Payne was arrested at her Bay Point residence on Tuesday and charged with criminal threats, including unlawfully firing a handgun with gross negligence, deliberately harming a child, and a criminal enhancement for using a weapon to commit a crime.
According to Berkeley Police, the incident occurred on August 29 in the city’s Strawberry Creek Park neighborhood. On the 2200 block of Bonar Street, a woman named Tiffany Payne allegedly approached a 5-year-old boy and started bothering him.
Investigators identified the suspect after interviewing witnesses and studying surveillance footage from the area. Detectives captured the suspect on November 29 after serving a search warrant at her Bay Point House. They also found a loaded handgun stolen during an Oakland robbery.
Where Is She Now? Arrest And Charges
According to court filings, Payne admitted to the shooting on Berkeley’s Bonar Street. The Hercules Police Department also wanted her for a different handgun possession charge.
She was charged with Unlawful Firearm Discharge. Illegally discharging a firearm is a Class 6 felony under ARS 13-3107. The individual must have fired a weapon within the boundaries of a municipality with criminal carelessness.
She was subsequently accused of making criminal threats, including using a gun carelessly, intentionally harming a child, and committing a felony while possessing a firearm.
According to Berkeley Police, the incident occurred in a driveway between two apartment complexes flogging Strawberry Creek. Several kids were present when the shooting occurred, and the gunfire might have hurt them.
Why Was Tiffany Payne Arrested? What Did She Do?
She was detained after reportedly pointing a pistol at a Berkeley mother assisting her 5-year-old.
According to court filings, Payne approached a 5-year-old kid at 4 pm on August 29 and attempted to deliver the youngster suspected marijuana in a driveway between two apartment complexes bordering Strawberry Creek Park on the 2200 block of Bonar Street.
According to the criminal complaint, the kid’s mother approached Payne, who took out a revolver and aimed it at the mother’s head from a short distance away.
Then, according to the complaint, Payne shot the pistol into the air and declared, “The next one is for you,” before threatening to shoot the mother.