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Girl, 10, arrested in Florida after ‘shooting and killing woman who got in fight with her mother’ | US News


A 10-year-old girl in Florida has been arrested after authorities say she shot and killed a woman who had got involved in a fight with her mother.

The Orlando Police Department said the girl is facing a charge of second-degree murder.

She has been taken into custody and placed with a juvenile justice centre.

The girl’s mother was arrested last week on charges of manslaughter by culpable negligence, child neglect, negligent storage of a firearm and aggravated assault with a firearm, the authorities said.

Police officers said the mother got into a fight with Lashun Rodgers, 41, outside an apartment complex.

Rodgers later died at a hospital.

Juvenile records in Florida are mostly confidential, so it is not known if the girl has an attorney.

Online records show the mother was appointed an attorney from the public defender’s office, but no further details were provided.


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