Police records show mother wanted in daycare shooting has lengthy criminal history

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A mother is still on the run from police after they say she shot a single bullet into a daycare on Tuesday.

La Petite Academy was closed Wednesday after police said Dajia Taylor shot into the building with children inside a day earlier.

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Surveillance video shows the moment Taylor went to her car, got a gun, and fired a single shot into the door before driving off. Police said it happened after the mother got into an argument with a daycare employee. No one was hurt.

Taylor now faces multiple charges including attempted first-degree murder and 63 counts of reckless endangerment.

FOX13 dug into Taylor’s criminal history and found out she’s been in trouble with the law before.

Most recently, she was arrested in February 2020 for failing to appear on a misdemeanor case.

In 2019, she was arrested three times for theft of property charges and driving on a suspended license.

Back in 2016, Taylor was arrested for another theft of property charge.

A spokeswoman with the daycare said they will reopen on Thursday and will have additional security on site until further notice.