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'Unimaginable Tragedy': 10-Year-Old Daughter Shoots, Kills Woman Who Traded Punches With Her Mother, Prosecutors Say

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Source: UNSPLASH

Dec. 14 2023, Published 12:01 p.m. ET

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The case of a 10-year-old girl in Florida accused of fatally shooting a woman who allegedly threw a punch at the child’s mother continues to wend its way through the legal system, according to reports.

The Orlando Police Department took the minor into custody on June 7, 2022, and the child currently has not been charged with a crime in connection with the incident.

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“This is one of the most tragic cases I have seen in my 22-year career,” Orange-Osceola State Attorney Monique Worrell said at the time.

Over a week before the shooting, on May 30, 2022, Lakrisha Isaac, 32, who is the girl’s mother, was in a dispute with 41-year-old Lashun Rodgers, WKMG-TV reported.

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At one point, Isaac allegedly gave her daughter a pink backpack that had a gun inside and then punched Rodgers, police said, according to the station and police.

Rodgers struck Isaac in return, police said, and broke away from her boyfriend after he attempted to intervene during the fight.

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One witnesses to the incident claimed Isaac’s daughter shouted that Rodgers “shouldn’t have hit my momma” and then shot at the victim two times, according to WKMT-TV.

Rodgers died from her gunshot wounds at an area hospital.

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Prosecutors said they have made no charging decisions in connection with the child, but her mother currently faced multiple charges, including manslaughter by culpable negligence, aggravated assault with a gun, negligent storage of a gun, and neglect of a child from the incident.

An Orange County judge recently received an update in the case in advance of setting a trial date, WFTV reported.

“This shooting is an unimaginable tragedy that defies easy solutions,” Worrell has said, noting, “Our office will proceed with care, and our primary focus will be on doing whatever we can to support Ms. Rodgers’s family, protect the public, and improve the health of this child going forward.”

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