Police have reportedly charged a Florida pre-teen with second-degree murder in an incident where she allegedly pulled a gun from a backpack and opened fire on a woman who was brawling with her mom.
“You shouldn’t have messed with my mother,” the 10-year-old girl, who was arrested on Tuesday, reportedly yelled at the time, according to NBC Orlando affiliate WESH, citing sheriff’s deputies.
The girl’s mother faces a host of charges in connection with the incident.
The tragic encounter apparently occurred during a barbeque in a courtyard outside an Orlando apartment complex late on Memorial Day evening. First responders transported the victim to a local hospital where she was subsequently pronounced dead
“Orlando police said Lashun Denise Rodgers, 41, and Lakrisha Isaac, 31, got into a physical fight. At some point, Isaac handed a bag that contained a gun to her daughter, and the girl fired two rounds, striking Rodgers, according to police,” CBS Orlando affiliate WKMG claimed.
The victim was reportedly shot in the head.
Prior social media posts were reportedly the source of the dispute between the two adults.
Cops arrested Isaac at the scene. Pursuant to the Orange County Department of Corrections database, she allegedly faces a slew of charges including manslaughter by culpable negligence, aggravated assault with a firearm, child neglect, and negligent storage of a firearm.
The youngster who was initially placed in the custody of the Department of Children and Families is currently detained at the local Juvenile Justice Center.
The investigation is ongoing, and additional facts and circumstances may come to light as a result.
“A witness told police that Isaac threw the first punch at Rodgers and the two started fighting, according to Isaac’s arrest report. He tried to break up the fight, but as he turned around he saw the girl holding the gun and heard the shots,” the Miami Herald reported.
Reacting to this ghastly situation, Orange County State Attorney Monique Worrell, a Democrat, said “This is one of the most tragic cases I have seen in my 22-year career.”
Worrell added that “We want to be clear in stating that no charging decision has been made by our office. However, we anticipate that whatever charges we eventually file, if any, will ensure [the child] receives the interventions necessary to address her behavior, help her change and grow, and ensure the public’s safety going forward.”
As a candidate for the office, Worrell had said that “I believe that the minimum age of arrest should be 14…Arrests, prison, jail — those are traumatic experiences that significantly scar our children for the future.”
Watch a report aired by WESH:
Last week, a pre-teen allegedly walked into a Michigan convenience store/gas station, pulled a gun from his backpack, and pointed it at the clerk in an incident captured on dramatic surveillance video.
Although the boy fired a warning into into the shop’s ceiling, no one was harmed in this disturbing episode.
‘Are you serious?’ Clerk shocked when 12-yr-old boy robs MI gas station, fires warning shot https://t.co/iXryYv6imZ
— Jack Furnari (@JackBPR) June 5, 2022
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