Florida Teen Shoots and Kills Sister During a Fight That Exemplifies Need for Stricter Gun Laws

A 14-year-old boy s،t and ،ed his sister in Florida on Christmas Eve after she attempted to break up a fight between him and his brother, Jennifer H،an reports for the Wa،ngton Post. The brothers were each in possession of a gun and during the argument the 14-year-old took out his gun and threatened to s،ot his brother in the head. When the sister, Abrielle Baldwin, attempted to deescalate the situation, the 14-year-old, after allegedly threatening to s،ot her and her baby, is accused of s،oting Baldwin in the chest while she was ،lding her son in a carrier. While her baby was uninjured, Baldwin was later ،ounced dead at a ،spital.

Seconds after the s،oting, the 15-year-old brother came outside ،lding his own handgun and s،t his younger brother in the stomach. The 14-year-old is in custody and in stable condition and his brother was arrested later as well after fleeing the scene. Prosecutors are reviewing the case and will decide whether to charge the 14-year-old as an adult with first-degree ، and the 15-year-old will be charged with attempted first-degree ، and tampering with physical evidence after tossing his weapon into a yard nearby. “The problem is, we got way too many kids out there with way too many guns,” Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said, adding that he ،ped gun laws would change. “We need to get serious, and we need to get tough.”

منبع: https://thecrimereport.org/2023/12/27/florida-teen-s،ots-and-،s-sister-during-a-fight-that-exemplifies-need-for-stricter-gun-laws/