Shayla Cyriece Dearinge, 26, of Killeen Texas was jailed Monday and charged with murder after a weekend shooting that killed a toddler who would have turned 3 Monday. The victim was Dearinge’s cousin, police said.
KWTV reports: Her bond is set at $1 million. Dearinge and her aunt, the toddler’s mother, were arguing at around 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the 4600 block of Golden Gate Drive, police said. “Dearinge fired a gun in the direction of the mother and toddler, striking the toddler,” police spokeswoman Carroll Smith said in a press release Monday.
Dearinge was arrested after the shooting. The toddler’s mother drove the boy to Metroplex Hospital in Killeen. He was later flown to McLane Children’s Scott & White Hospital where he later died. The murder complaint was issued Sunday.