A 10-year-old girl was arrested Tuesday after authorities say she fatally shot a woman on May 30th, who was arguing with her mother, according to the Orlando Police Department.
The child was placed in the custody of the Florida Department of Children and Families, according to police.
In a statement, State Attorney for Orange and Osceola Counties Monique H. Worrell said her office has began reviewing the case and will “consider all of the facts, including the age of the child, and all of the surrounding circumstances when making a charging decision.”
“We want to be clear in stating that no charging decision has been made by our office,” the state attorney’s statement said, adding the incident was “one of the most tragic cases I have seen in my 22-year career.”
The girls’ mother has been charged after an altercation on Monday that led to her 10-year-old daughter fatally shooting a woman.
Orlando police said on May 30th, Lashun Rodgers, 41, and Lakrisha Isaac, 31, were fighting when Isaac gave her daughter a bag that contained a gun.
The 10-year-old girl retrieved the gun and fired two shots, fatally wounding Rodgers, according to WESH 2 News.
The girl and her mother were taken into custody Monday night following the shooting outside an apartment complex, according to a news release from the Orlando Police Department.
It was not immediately reported what led to the deadly altercation or how Rodgers and Isaac knew each another.
Isaac was charged with manslaughter culpable negligence, child neglect, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and aggravated assault with a firearm.