After a family spat over Christmas gifts, authorities in Florida reported on Tuesday that a 14-year-old boy shot and killed his elder sister.
According to Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, the boy was shopping on Christmas Eve with Abrielle Baldwin, his sister, who is 23 years old, his mother, his brother, who is 15 years old, and their cousins’ children.
As Christmas approached, the adolescent brothers argued about who would get the most gifts.
Gualtieri said they had this enormous incident in this shop about who received the most gifts and how much money was spent.
According to Gualtieri, the boys continued arguing while staying at their grandmother’s home in Largo, a city around thirty minutes away from Tampa. While Baldwin was at work, the grandma watched Baldwin’s infant boy and her six-year-old son.
The 14-year-old suspect entered the house, retrieved a semiautomatic pistol, and threatened to kill his brother by shooting him in the head. The elder adolescent warned his younger brother to leave the home since he didn’t want to get into a fight. An uncle of Baldwin’s separated the kids and sent the 14-year-old boy outside, where Abrielle was with her baby.
Baldwin reportedly told her brother to get over it and not start that kind of fighting on Christmas.
The lad threatened to kill his sister and her unborn child and used several foul remarks against her. At around 1:45 p.m. local time, he reportedly shot her in the chest.
The baby in a carrier was unharmed, according to Gualtieri.
According to authorities, the 15-year-old brother retrieved his semiautomatic pistol and reportedly shot his younger sibling in the abdomen. After that, he bolted and threw the gun into an adjacent yard. At the residence of a relative, the juvenile was apprehended.
According to Gualtieri, Baldwin was declared dead after being brought to a hospital. Both of her lungs were collapsed when the bullet went through her left arm and into her chest. She was unable to breathe due to internal hemorrhage.
The 14-year-old child is now in stable condition after undergoing surgery. Authorities have said that he is facing charges of first-degree murder, child abuse, and being a juvenile offender in possession of a handgun.