The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) has arrested a woman after she shot a 10-month-old baby in the face on Christmas Eve.
Deputies responded to 860 County Road 42 in the Peterman community Tuesday, Dec. 24, according to MCSO.
Officers said Tamika Stallworth opened fire into an occupied vehicle, striking the baby, Jamaya Austin, in the face. Jamaya was taken to the Monroe County emergency room then transferred to USA Hospital where she later died.
Stallworth was taken into custody that same day and has been charged with the murder of Jamaya.
She appeared in court Thursday, Dec. 26. Stallworth is being held on a $750,000 bond.