10-year-old child arrested after killing a woman who argued with her mother

The mother and daughter were both arrested by Orlando police.

A 10-year-old child was arrested on Tuesday after shooting a woman who was arguing with her mother, Orlando police said on Tuesday. According to our colleagues from CNN, the child has been placed under the supervision of the Florida Department of Children and Families.

Orange and Osceola Counties State Attorney Monique H. Worrell announced that her office has begun to review the case and “will review all of the facts, including the child’s age and all surrounding circumstances when making a charging decision”.

“We want to be clear that no charging decision has been made by our office,” added the prosecutor, confident that the incident was “one of the most tragic cases I have seen in the world. during my 22-year career”.

“She shouldn’t have hit my mum”

Orlando police also announced that the child’s mother has been taken into custody. Several witnesses told authorities that the shooting occurred on the night of May 30. The child’s mother and the victim, Lashun Denise Rodgers had started arguing outside a residential compound before coming to blows.

The child’s mother allegedly triggered a physical altercation by hitting her interlocutor. The latter then responded by hitting her in the back, according to the arrest report. Lashun’s boyfriend Denise Rodgers, present at the time of the altercation, told authorities that he had tried to come between the two women, without success.

The 10-year-old girl, also present during this argument, then fired twice with a firearm at Lashun Denise Rodgers. “She shouldn’t have hit my mom,” she allegedly shouted according to Lashun’s boyfriend Denise Rodgers.

The latter, taken care of at the Orlando Regional Medical Center, did not survive her injuries. The police have finally indicated that the investigation into this tragedy has only just begun.

Hugues Garnier BFMTV journalist

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