MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – While handing her teenage sister a gun inside a car in South Florida, a Georgia lady accidentally shot her in the face.
The shooting happened on Miami Beach street on Sunday night.
Taniyria Holt, 24, of Atlanta, has been charged with culpable carelessness resulting in personal injury and improper firearms display.
The victim, 18-year-old Dre’Naya Ponder, was still on life support on Monday, according to the arrest report.
According to the arrest report, Holt informed officers that she, her sister, and two other women were inside the 2019 Jaguar filming a video of themselves with cellphones while Holt was handling a 9mm handgun owned by one of the other women. Holt stated that she racked the weapon and saw a live round eject. She claimed he handed the rifle to her sister, believing it was unloaded, but the gun fired and hit Ponder.
Holt was being detained held without charge. An attorney was not listed in the jail records.