The mother of an 11-year-old girl, accidentally shot by her baby brother, has been charged in the death and is currently wanted by detectives, Philadelphia Police tell NBC10.com.
Tiffany Goldwire was charged on Wednesday with the involuntary manslaughter of her daughter, Jamara Stevens, police said.
Stevens was playing with her brothers and sisters inside the Goldwire's Mantua bedroom on Saturday morning, when her 2-year-old brother cocked the gun, pointed it at the girl and pulled the trigger. The bullet sailed through the girl's arm and into her chest and heart.
Speaking to NBC10.com on Monday, Goldwire said the gun had been left behind in another room by her boyfriend and was taken by the woman's 14-year-old son. She was visibly distraught over the girl's death.
"For all the mothers who lose their kids, I feel their pain. And to the ones that still have their children, treasure every moment with your kids because you never know when you'll never see them again," she said.
Sources say Goldwire is wanted for the charges and has not yet been taken into custody. Charges have not been filed against the mother's boyfriend.