A 17-year-old boy is facing manslaughter charges after accidentally shooting his sister in their Florida home, Local 10 reports.

Martaevious Santiago called 911 on his birthday to say he shot his 13-year-old sister.

When authorities arrived on the scene, they found Teddra King suffering from a gunshot wound in the head.

She was pronounced dead on the scene.

According to the police report from the Miami-Dade police department, Santiago was holding a loaded semi-automatic handgun in the kitchen of their home when his little sister hugged him. As she turned to walk away, Santiago pointed the gun at the back of her head and pulled the trigger.

Santiago reportedly received the gun from his 14-year-old friend, who was arrested for an outstanding delinquency report.

Santiago’s stepfather, Vernon Williams, told local news sources that Santiago was filled with remorse.

”Daddy, I’m sorry. It was an accident. I’m sorry, Dad,” Santiago told Williams.

SOURCE: Local 10 ABC News


9 thoughts on “17-Year-Old Faces Manslaughter Charge After Accidentally Shooting & Killing His Sister

  1. The original Chris on said:

    What a tragic story. Keyaira Kelly gave us hardly half the story. Hey, Tom Joiner, I know I can do twice the job for half the pay of your “writers.”
    This shooting occurred four days ago. According to a Miami-Dade police report, Santiago was holding a loaded semi-automatic handgun in the kitchen of the home when a playful King hugged him. As King turned to walk away, Santiago pointed the gun at the back of her head and pulled the trigger, shooting her, police said.
    Martaevious said he got the gun, a semiautomatic handgun, from a 14-year-old friend whom police did not name, but who was also arrested for an unrelated outstanding warrant. Police believe the gun that ended Tedra’s life was obtained in an earlier burglary.

    A week before last Christmas, Martaevious was in a car in front of his home when gunfire broke out. Santiago, who admitted at the time he was in a gang, was shot in the leg.

    His friend was shot in the head and survived. Earlier last year, Martaevious’ younger brother Martwan Santiago, 15, was shot four times while playing outside his apartment. The bullet that hit Martwan’s spine left him paralyzed from the waist down.

    His stepfather, Vernon Williams, said he was at home during the shooting and so was Tedra’s mother, Lakesha Bess, who held her daughter after she was shot. “I can’t fault anyone for this here,” Williams said. “It happened.” ARE YOU SHIRTTING US. YOU AND YOUR WIFE WERE HOME, YOUR SON BELONGS TO A GANG, HE HAS BEEN INVOLVED WITH GUN VIOLENCE, YOUR OTHER SON WAS PARALYZED FROM A SHOOTING AND NO ONES’S TO BLAME?


    • specialt757 on said:

      Yes, this story is very disturbing on so many levels, he is in a gang, his 14 y.o. friend gave him the gun (so he says), he pointed a loaded gun at his sister’s head, he pulled the trigger knowing if he did that a bullet will be released and could kill her, his parents know he is in a gang, damn this list could go on and on. I’m so disgusted right now.

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