A TEN-YEAR-OLD girl has been arrested by Florida police in connection with a fatal Memorial Day shooting.
The girl was charged with second-degree murder and was taken into custody Tuesday after she allegedly shot and killed a woman following an altercation.
Just before midnight on May 30, two women fought in a courtyard between buildings at the Windsor Cove Apartments in Orlando, police said.
The women were identified as Lakrisha S Isaac, 31, and Lashun Denise Rodgers, 41.
Witnesses say Isaac hit Rodgers during a barbecue at the apartment complex. Rodgers hit back and punched Isaac in the face.
During the confrontation, witnesses told WESH that Isaac “took off her backpack and left it for her young daughter.”
The women fought on as the girl “rummaged through the backpack,” according to witnesses, before a gunshot was heard.
Rodgers eventually fell to the ground with a “gunshot wound to the head.”
“The youth took this gun out of his pocket and fired two shots, hitting the victim,” a police report said.
Rogers was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
MPs said Isaac’s daughter screamed, “You shouldn’t have messed with my mother” after the shooting.
Police said the mother and daughter were taken into custody.
Isaac was accused of improperly storing a firearm and negligently killing.
It’s unclear why police decided to charge the 10-year-old and what’s next for her.
In a statement, prosecutor Monique Worrell said the case was one of the most tragic she had seen in her career.
“Our office has begun reviewing this case and will consider all facts, including the child’s age and all surrounding circumstances, when making a charge decision,” it said.
“We want to clarify that our office has not made a fee decision. However, we trust that any charges we may bring will ensure she is given the necessary actions to correct her behavior, help her change and grow, and keep the public safe going forward guarantee.
“We encourage the public to remember – no matter what your feelings are about this tragedy – this is still a child.
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