MIAMI — A relative says a 4-year-old Miami girl was accidentally shot in the “heat of the moment” during an argument between other family members.
Ronald Jones Jr., 24, was held without bond on a second-degree murder charge in the death of his niece, Nyla Jones. Police said Nyla died at a hospital after the shooting Saturday in Miami’s Liberty Square housing complex.
In a Miami Herald report , Jones’ sister Sharonda Mitchell said the girl’s death is “eating him alive.”
Mitchell said Jones told her that he was arguing over money with another sister in a car when he pulled a gun from his waistband in the “heat of the moment.”
Jones told Mitchell the gun accidentally went off as he was putting it elsewhere.
Mitchell said Nyla’s mother was devastated but does not blame Jones.
Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com