A 12-year-old Florida boy is facing a manslaughter charge for allegedly fatally shooting a girl at a sleepover in Jacksonville earlier this year, the Times-Union reported.
Ra’Mya Enuice was 12 when police say Tyron Calhoun, 11 at the time, shot her on April 30. She was critically wounded and remained unresponsive until her death nearly a month later.
“We all sat together, and my cousins, and we made a decision to let her go to heaven and be with God,” said Harriet McNeal, the victim’s aunt, describing the decision to end the girl’s life support, WJXT reported at the time.
Calhoun was emotional as he sat in court this week and heard the charges against him, according to WJAX.
Tyron Calhoun had his head down in court as he cried. Charged with manslaughter. He was 11 y/o when he allegedly shot and killed a 12 y/o at a sleepover in Lackawanna. @ActionNewsJax pic.twitter.com/7eYpRMCB5o
— Christy Turner (@ChristyANJax) October 21, 2017
The owner of the home where Eunice was shot reportedly told police Calhoun found the gun at an abandoned house in the area.
Officers found what they believe was the murder weapon underneath the home during their investigation.
Eunice was reportedly shot while she slept on a couch at the home. The shooting was initially described in reports as an accident.
Police arrested Calhoun Friday after securing an arrest warrant earlier in the week.
Teresa Gordon, Eunice’s mother, told WJXT she was “grateful something was done” after learning of the suspect’s arrest.
[Featured image: WJXT/video screenshot]