"You shouldn't have messed with my mother!" 10-Year-Old Charged with Murder After Fatal Shooting!
Lakrisha S. Isaac's 10-year-old daughter has been charged with murder after fatally shooting a woman she was in a fight with.
As The Chatty Passenger previously reported, Isaac, 31, and 41-year-old Lashun Denise Rodgers got into a physical altercation. Police say they responded to a call, just before midnight on May 30, of two women were fighting in the courtyard area between buildings at the Windsor Cove Apartments on Mercy Drive.
According to witnesses, Isaac (left) punched Rodgers at a barbecue at their apartment complex. The woman punched back, hitting Isaac in the face.
At some point, witnesses say Isaac “took off her backpack and gave it up” to her 10-year-old daughter.
As the two women continued to fight, witnesses say they saw the girl “rummaging through the backpack” and heard a gunshot.
The victim, Lushun Rodgers (right), fell to the ground with a “gunshot wound to the head.”
Police said witnesses heard the girl then yell, "You shouldn't have messed with my mother!"
Both the mother and daughter were taken into custody. The mother was taken to jail and the child was placed in the care of CPS. Isaac faces several charges including not properly storing a firearm and manslaughter by culpable negligence. Due to the girl's age, the public was left wondering what charges, if any she would face. Well, the unidentified girl appeared in court on Tuesday and the charges were made clear.
The 10-year-old girl was charged with second-degree murder.
On Tuesday, State Attorney Monique Worrell called the case one of the most tragic she's seen in her entire career.
"Our office has started the process of reviewing this case and will consider all of the facts, including the age of the child, and all of the surrounding circumstances, when making a charging decision," a statement read from Worrell's office. "We want to be clear in stating that no charging decision has been made by our office. However, we anticipate that whatever charges we eventually file, if any, will ensure she receives the interventions necessary to address her behavior, help her change and grow, and ensure the public's safety going forward. We encourage the public to remember—no matter your feelings surrounding this tragedy—this is still a child."
This horrible incident never should have happened and Lashun Rodgers should still be alive.
We will report on this story as more details become available.