Four young girls have been arrested in Louisiana for the murder of a 15-year-old girl that happened during a fight inside a Walmart, authorities announced Sunday.
Police revealed that a fight ensued between a group of girls, and an unidentified 15-year-old was the victim of a stabbing. The girl was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.
“There appeared to be no remorse, it was very cold,” Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso said on Sunday, noting the murder was broadcast on social media. (RELATED: ‘This Is A Modern Day Lynching’: Local NAACP, Family Demands Answers In Death Of Quawan Charles)
After further investigation, police arrested four young girls, ages 14, 13 (2 girls) and 12, according to Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office.
All four girls were booked into the Juvenile Detention Center. One of the girls is charged with Second Degree Murder and the other three are charged with principal to Second Degree Murder, according to authorities. It is unclear which girl committed the act, although police said they were searching for 13-year-old Regan Broussard in connection with the homicide on Saturday night.
“This is just a problem we’re having with kids having access to weapons,” Mancuso said. “In last night’s case, they stole knives from the actual store where they were at. It’s really heartbreaking when we have to come in and pick up the pieces.”
“Obviously we’re sympathetic to the (victim’s family) because they’re suffering and they lost somebody – but there’s also another family that’s going to lose something. It’s just a cycle that we have to stop, and we’re just fed up with it.”
“This is not something we can police our way out of. I just don’t feel like this is a police matter. This is a parenting issue.”