Taniyria Holt was arrested after accidentally shooting her teenage sister in the head, according to authorities in Miami, Florida.
According to People Magazine, the Atlanta native has was taken into custody and charged with culpable negligence that inflicts personal injury and improper exhibition of firearms following a shooting in Miami Beach on Sunday night.
On Sunday, the incident occurred when Holt was riding in a 2019 Jaguar F-Pace with the victim and two other women, per the arrest report.
As of Monday, the victim, whose name was not revealed in the arrest report provided by the Miami Beach Police Department, remains on life support “with no expectancy of survival,” according to the document.
Police reported that the four women were recording themselves on their phones when Holt, riding in the front passenger seat, handled a 9mm handgun belonging to one of the car’s passengers.
Holt, who police said had waived her right to remain silent when they interviewed her, told investigators that she “racked the firearm and observed a live round being ejected,” according to the arrest report.
“Thinking the firearm was free from live rounds, Ms. Holt said she went to pass the firearm over to … [the victim] but accidentally shot her,” the report read. “The cellular phone … showed signs of the projectile having penetrated it as said projectile struck [the victim] in the facial area causing her injuries.”
In an unredacted arrest report, police identified the victim as Dre’Naya Ponder, the 18-year-old sister of Holt, the Miami Herald reported.
Holt is likely to face a manslaughter charge if Ponder dies.
She is currently being held at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center in Miami without bail, per online jail records, and It’s unclear if she has obtained an attorney who can speak on her behalf.