MADISON COUNTY, FL — A woman was shot and killed after she and three of her buddies attempted a home invasion in the middle of the morning earlier this month, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.
The mostly-female burglary team actually managed to subdue both of the home’s occupants, but they wouldn’t have the upper hand for long.
As the Tallahassee Democrat reports:
After the break-in, a bystander took the woman, Jamescya Pringle, to Madison County Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival, Madison Police Chief Reggie Alexander said in a Thursday news conference. Pringle and two other women, Keosha Lewis, 20, and Selena Murray, 18, along with Jeremiah Davis, 21, broke into a home on Mandina Avenue around 11 a.m. and found two people inside. They tied up a woman, beat a man and proceeded to rob the home.
Davis threatened the victims with a gun, police said. At one point, the male victim was able to get his gun and began firing, striking Pringle and Davis. Uninjured, Lewis and Murray ran from the scene. For a time, the robbery caused local schools and the hospital to be put on lockdown.
Within a few hours of the burglary, Madison police, Madison Sheriff’s Office deputies and agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrested Lewis and Murray. Davis, who was shot in the leg, also was apprehended and taken to the hospital. Alexander said the two victims are doing OK. The man continues to recover from his injuries but was not hospitalized.
Charges of murder and armed burglary are pending against Davis. Lewis and Murray were charged with armed burglary. The State Medical Examiner’s office is performing an autopsy on Pringle.
“The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be filed,” Alexander said.
As always, folks — stay armed at home. It’s fortunate these home invasion victims were able to avoid serious injury, but they very easily could have been killed.
That’s an avoidable tragedy waiting to happen. We don’t like those.