On May 9, 2022, at a Louisiana Walmart, officials were called for a couple who were reportedly shoplifting baby items. Candace Gill, 38, and Edward Williams allegedly fled shortly before officers arrived at the Walmart in Monroe. Once found, the officer pursued the car and they refused to stop. The car accelerated and crashed quickly afterward. Gill allegedly fled the scene while police treated the passengers. Williams was pronounced dead at the scene and the baby girl was taken to a nearby hospital, but she later died as a result of her injuries. The baby was only 5 weeks old. Gill was later arrested that night in an apartment complex and was booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center.
She was charged with two counts of manslaughter, aggravated obstruction of a highway, four counts of negligent injury, theft, and numerous traffic violations.
Gill had several other active warrants out for her arrest, including theft of a firearm and possession of a firearm.