A Florida woman is facing a number of charges after her 10-year-old daughter shot and killed their neighbor with a gun she got from inside a purse given to her by her mother, per Click Orlando.
Lakrisha Isaac, 31, appeared in court Wednesday where she was charged with manslaughter by culpable negligence, aggravated assault with a gun, negligent storage of a gun and neglect of a child. Her bond has been set at over $51,000.
The charges stem from an incident on the night of Memorial Day when Isaac got into a physical altercation with Lashun Rodgers, a fellow resident at the Jernigan Gardens Apartments. Rodgers was grilling outside her unit at around 11:45 p.m. when an allegedly intoxicated Isaac walked up to her and slapped her. Rodgers slapped her back, and a fight ensued.
According to the affidavit, Rodgers’ boyfriend told officers that Isaac handed over a bag to her daughter before the fight started. After he tried to split the two up, Rodgers went back towards Isaac to seemingly continue their tussle, but that’s when the girl pulled out the gun from the purse and fired two shots that struck Rodgers.
The witness claimed he heard the girl shout, “She shouldn’t have hit my momma.” When the man tried to help Rodgers, he said Isaac grabbed the gun from her daughter and pointed it at his chest. He went back into his apartment and waited until they returned to their home. Rodgers was eventually taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.
The daughter told police that Rodgers hit Isaac in the head with an object and threatened to bring her family to jump her mother. Isaac, meanwhile, declined to speak and exercised her right to a lawyer.
The daughter is currently in the custody of the Florida Department of Children and Families. The State Attorney’s Office will conduct an investigation to determine if she will face any charges.