13-Year-Old Killed After Mother’s Gun Goes Off

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March 25, 2024 – The mother of a 13-year-old girl who was fatally shot Saturday night inside their Edgehill Avenue home is reporting that the pistol discharge was an accident.

The girl has been identified as Dearria Radley.

Midtown Hills Precinct officers responded to the 9:58 p.m. 911 call and rendered immediate aid to Dearria prior to her being transported by ambulance to Vanderbilt’s Pediatric Emergency Room where she died of a single gunshot.

In an interview at police headquarters, Dearria’s mother told detectives that her unholstered .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol was in her purse with other items. She said it went off as she was attempting to retrieve her keys from the purse.

No charges have been placed at present. This investigation, by the police department’s Youth Services Division, is continuing.

Source: MNPD

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