'Protect your babies': De’Evan McFall's family calls for peace as Texas girl, 14, is charged with murder

'Protect your babies': De’Evan McFall's family calls for peace as Texas girl, 14, is charged with murder
A 14-year-old unnamed Texas girl is facing murder charges for 'accidentally' shooting an 11-year-old boy (KenS5/ ScreenShot)

DALLAS, TEXAS: A 14-year-old unnamed Texas girl is facing murder charges for 'accidentally' shooting an 11-year-old boy to death. On Sunday, January 15 at around 2 pm, the girl was aiming at another child she had been fighting with at the Signature at Southern Oaks Apartments.

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The bullet hit an 11-year-old bystander, whose family has identified him as De'Evan McFall, as she pulled out the gun to shoot the rival teen. Sergeant Warren Mitchell of the Dallas Police Department stated that they learned that two girls were fighting in the parking lot when one of them, a 14-year-old, "retrieved a handgun and fired toward the direction of the female she was fighting."

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The 11-year-old McFall was rushed to the nearest hospital but he later died by succumbing to his injuries. The 14-year-old girl attempted to flee to a nearby housing complex but was caught.  

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“I don’t want nobody else to have to feel like this. I don’t. Protect your babies at all costs. You can’t get them back. I will never see my son again,” the boy’s mother Vashunte Settles said as she lamented the death while the family and relatives gathered at the apartment complex on Monday, KENS5 reported.

“Please, people! Stop killing each other! I never thought I would be standing here doing this for one of my babies,” the boy’s emotional grandmother Lois Williams said as per the outlet. Witnesses told the news outlet that the 14-year-old had run inside to get a gun as she got into a heated argument with another girl.

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“It’s heartbreaking to see a child laying on the ground in a pool of blood, just lifeless, just laying there,” one neighbor as, as she reflected on the shooting, the report mentioned. As per New York Post, the boy's family knows the girl's family as they grew up together. However, they were told that fights often take place in the neighborhood. 

The young boy’s family said they knew the girl who has been accused of killing him, and that their families are close because they grew up together. Other neighbors told the outlet that fights among young people often take place on the property. This indicated that the juvenile lived at the property, however, police have not revealed if she lived there. 

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So far, the police have not shared where the weapon came from. The teenage girl is being held at the Henry Wade Juvenile Justice Center. According to the Dallas police, the investigation is ongoing.

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