New court documents: 12-year-old girl shot during sleepover because of a dare

According to an affidavit, the boy pointed a loaded weapon at everyone in the room before he shot, killed 12-year-old Ramaya Eunice.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Newly released court documents have revealed details about a deadly sleepover shooting that cost the life of a 12-year-old girl earlier this year, saying she was shot because of a dare.

Back in May, 12-year-old Ramaya Eunice was shot in the head by an 11-year-old boy in the Lackawanna area. Police said she was attending a sleepover at a home on Willow Branch Avenue when she was shot in the head. She was transported to the hospital where she died.

The affidavit said the children at the party were joking around in the living room when the boy went outside and found a shotgun hidden underneath the home. When he returned, witnesses said the boy pointed the loaded weapon at everyone in the room, according to the affidavit.

That's when he allegedly challenged those in the room and said "say I won't." A guest then replied "you won't" and that's when the boy pulled the trigger and struck Eunice in the head, according to the affidavit.

The boy was 11 years old at the time. He is now 12 and was arrested last week. He is not being charged as an adult, but faces a manslaughter charge.

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