PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A Philadelphia mother wanted by police in the accidental shooting death of her 11-year-old daughter by a two-year-old surrendered to police Thursday.
Tiffany Goldwire, 31, surrendered to authorities at the police headquarters in Center City Thursday afternoon.
Goldwire was wanted for involuntary manslaughter in connection with the shooting death of her 11-year-old daughter Jamara Stevens on April 5th. (See Related Story)
The shooting happened inside the family’s home in the 3800 block of Wallace Street in West Philadelphia.
Investigators say four children — a 14-year-old, 11-year-old, seven-year-old and a two-year old — were at home together. When their mother left the room, investigators say the two-year-old got hold of a loaded gun left in a bedroom by the mother’s male friend.
Goldwire’s attorney says, “Her older sister was killed, but mom had nothing to do with that in terms of being negligent or reckless, that this charged was warranted.”
Police say the girl was shot in the arm and the bullet entered her chest. The mother and authorities rushed her to Children’s Hospital Of Philadelphia, but she later died.