Pinellas County Sheriff's Office

An awful tragedy happened in Florida this Christmas.

A 14-year-old was arrested and charged for shooting his sister dead during an argument over their Christmas gifts.

Fox 13 News reports:

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office says a family dispute over Christmas gifts ended with the death of a young mother in Largo on Christmas Eve.

Sheriff Bob Gualtieri says the ordeal began as the family was out Christmas shopping Sunday night.

Gualtieri says Damarcus Coley, 14, was upset that his brother, Darcus Coley, 15, was getting more gifts than him.

When the teens got back to their grandmother’s house at 2357 22nd Avenue Southwest, the argument continued.

While outside the home, Gualtieri says Abrielle Baldwin, 23, told her brother to stop arguing over the gifts. 

That’s when, Gualtieri says, Damarcus told his sister he was going to shoot her and the baby she had in a carrier.

Gualtieri says Damarcus shot and killed his sister, who was also a mother of two. The sheriff says Darcus then shot his brother Damarcus.

“She was just a woman going about life with her two kids, trying to make a living and trying to make it,” said Gualtieri.

When Damarcus pulled the trigger and shot his sister, deputies said it sent Baldwin’s 11-month-old son falling to the ground. 

Damarcus Coley is in stable condition in the hospital. Gualtieri says he will be taken into custody when he is released from the hospital on a first degree murder charge for shooting his sister. Darcus Coley was also arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder.

Sheriff: ‘They Are Not Getting the Consequences’

Fox 13 added, “Authorities said both teens, especially Damarcus who has a history of violence against school staff and law enforcement, has been let off the hook too easily by the juvenile justice system.”

“They are not getting the consequences that they should get that keep them from doing it again and again and again,” the sheriff said. 

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