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10-year-old arrested after trying to protect her mother

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A 10-year-old was arrested in Orlando, Florida, on June 7 for fatally shooting a woman who was arguing with her mother.

The child was placed in a juvenile facility and is facing a charge of second-degree murder.

On May 30, the child’s mother, 31-year-old Lakrisha Issac, and the victim, 41-year-old Lashun Rodgers, were outside fighting. Issac initiated the altercation by punching Rodgers, and Rodgers retaliated with a punch of her own.

Rodgers’ boyfriend said he attempted to break up the fight, but Issac tried to re-engage with her.

Issac then handed a bag with a gun in it to her 10-year-old daughter. The daughter pulled the gun out and fired a shot to Rodgers’ head. The boyfriend told the police that the child allegedly yelled “she shouldn’t have hit my momma.”

Rodgers was taken to the Orlando Regional Medical Center where she later died.

Police placed the child in the custody of the Florida Department of Children and Families. Issac was arrested and is facing multiple charges including manslaughter by culpable negligence, aggravated assault with a firearm, child neglect, and negligent storage of a firearm.

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