A woman who Killeen police say fatally shot a 2-year-old boy during an argument in on Saturday has been arrested and faces a charge of murder.
Shayla Cyriece Dearinge, 26, faces a charge of murder.
Police said Shayla Cyriece Dearinge, 26, was arguing with her aunt, the child’s mother, around 2:28 p.m. on Saturday.
Killeen police spokeswoman Carroll Smith said the mother was trying to walk away from the argument when Dearinge fired a gun in her direction.
So the woman was attempting to withdraw from the conflict (an oddity in itself, a black woman leaving a fight), and the other black matriarch, rather than let her leave in peace with her child, tries to shoot her in the back. Because black women are so educated (Associate’s Degrees from the Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy) that she doesn’t kill the woman, but does hit the woman’s child.
The bullet hit the child, who was rushed by family members to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead just before 5 p.m.
Dearinge was arraigned on Monday morning and is waiting to be moved to the Bell County Jail. Her bail has been set at $1 million.
At least the bail is appropriate to this situation. But this is another instance in which the mentality of the average American black female is on full display: She will respond to perceived slights with violence. No matter how “educated” or “classy” she professes to be, or how many times she puts it on her Facebook, she reserves the right to become “ratchet” (read: savage) at a moment’s notice and engage in unjustifiable violence.