8-Year Old Accidentally Shoots And Kills 1-Year Old, Injures 2-Year Old; 14-Time Convicted Felon Charged

June 27, 2022

1-Year Old Shot And Killed, 2-Year Old Injured; 14-Time Convicted Felon Charged

A one-year old was shot and killed by another child early Sunday morning in Escambia County with a gun from a 14-time convicted felon.

The incident happened in the early morning hours Sunday at the Lion’s Motel on Dr. Martin Luther King Drive.

According to Escambia County Sheriff Chip Simmons, 45-year old Roderick Dwayne Randall left his sleeping girlfriend and the young children in a motel room. Randall’s 8-year old found the gun in a closet and fired a shot. The bullet struck and killed a 1-year old girl and injured a 2-year old girl.

The 1-year old was pronounced deceased at the scene by Escambia County EMS. The 2-year old was taken to a local hospital and is expected to recover. Randall is not a parent to either child, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.

Randall returned to the scene and took the weapon and what was believed to be an amount of drugs, the sheriff said. “And he leaves the scene before returning back to the scene.”

“This is not how we treat our children,” Simmons said. “Our hearts go out to the rest of the families. This is ridiculous. These are two babies that are shot.”

Randall was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, two counts of culpable negligence, tampering with physical evidence, and failing to store or leave firearm in a required manner. He remained in he Escambia County Jail with bond set at $41,000.

The sheriff said he has 129 pages of criminal history, 28 previous felony charges and 14 felony convictions.

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23 Responses to “8-Year Old Accidentally Shoots And Kills 1-Year Old, Injures 2-Year Old; 14-Time Convicted Felon Charged”

  1. Wayne on July 1st, 2022 12:49 am

    dubz on June 28th, 2022 6:50 pm
    You’re right, red flag laws would not have helped here, existing laws don’t help here, but if you get rid of the gun, no one get’s shot. Imagine that.

    Do you understand the 2nd amend.is there to protect the people from the government,no you don’t. And the biden administration has brought us to the point where we may have to take America back

  2. Denny on June 30th, 2022 7:35 pm

    Florida is and has been a Republican-run state, so if you’re Republican you have the POWER to vote out the judges and officials who make the rules for criminals so lenient.

    Quit complaining and act to vote ‘em out!!!

  3. Rayne on June 30th, 2022 9:56 am

    I am appalled at how these poor children were dragged into something like this. Unfortunately the bail and what not is not something we can control. The laws state what the max is allowed to be. Now the judge COULD set the bail as CASH which means not 10% to get out but 100% in cash. I do hope that after so many convictions he’s reached a level that warranted such. Since they are unable to deny him bail at all.

  4. C'mon, man on June 29th, 2022 8:51 am

    Dubz – But getting “rid of the gun” is an impossible utopian fiction. Decades ago, the US federal government declared war on drugs. War. Yet, then and now, anyone who wants drugs can get them. So the government is not able to keep people from getting stuff they want as long as those people are willing to break the law to get it. The war on drugs has made this a proven fact. Therefore, the government acting to “get rid of” guns will only result in people who obey laws losing their guns. The man in this story is not someone who obeys laws – so he would still have his gun.

  5. dubz on June 28th, 2022 6:50 pm

    You’re right, red flag laws would not have helped here, existing laws don’t help here, but if you get rid of the gun, no one get’s shot. Imagine that.

  6. Matchbox on June 28th, 2022 3:59 pm

    14 felony convictions? Seriously, I don’t understand. Why is there even a bond? Again, I just don’t understand.

  7. Bewildered on June 28th, 2022 8:17 am

    Kids like these don’t stand a chance of being successful and living a somewhat normal life. Why all these drug addicts insist on having kid after kid
    knowing full well they can’t and won’t care for them is beyond anyone’s comprehension

  8. Jcellops on June 27th, 2022 8:54 pm

    I am wondering if the authorities requested a drug screen on the sleeping mom. Could be a negligent homicide charge IF that was the case. With what’s been reported, it’s hard to believe that the second adult in the room doesn’t own some degree of culpability in the death and injury of the children.

  9. Alice Mae on June 27th, 2022 8:46 pm

    This….”My question is, why is a woman with 3 children ages 8, 2, and 1 in a dive hotel room with a known felon for the night.”

    I am so heartbroken for these babies…..sending prayers for the surviving children.

    I literally screamed and cried reading this story….

  10. Jc on June 27th, 2022 8:16 pm

    I’d like the democrats to explain how gun laws would have prevented this. The crime is the criminal and the drugs!

  11. steve on June 27th, 2022 4:59 pm

    He is already out on bond.,.,

    Tell me how someone can swing the bond amount he had?
    Living at the Lion motel…….

    DRUGS are destroying everything and people making bank are bondmen and lawyers.. THe rest of us are left paying for the criminals to be tried and locked up, and for the health cost of the drug users that destroy their bodies with that poison,

  12. A Alex on June 27th, 2022 4:59 pm

    Gun laws aee useless with scums like this getting out onthe streets. Charge the last judge that didnt strike this guy off the streets!!!!!!!

  13. NavyDave on June 27th, 2022 3:50 pm

    @ Fence Jumper: he is out as of yesterday afternoon.

  14. Bryan on June 27th, 2022 3:39 pm

    Well, 12 or 13 felony convictions I can understand. But 14? That’s excessive. /s

  15. Fence Jumper on June 27th, 2022 1:42 pm

    @Navy Dave. Where in any sentence does it say he bonded out already? Definitely not the last sentence.

  16. RaD on June 27th, 2022 1:35 pm

    I am just passing along information. Doesn’t mean I agree with it.

    Bond is set based on the charges levied in accordance with the “Administrative Directive ECAD2018-01, Bond Schedule, Escambia County”. You can google it and find it on-line. The booking officer can raise the amount up to the maximum for factors such as prior record or multiple booking offenses. He cannot exceed it.

    You can only receive the Death Penalty for Capital Murder in Florida.

    I agree. Gun laws are only followed by Law abiding citizens which as the name implies, are not committing crimes with guns.

    My question is, why is a woman with 3 children ages 8, 2, and 1 in a dive hotel room with a known felon for the night. Working on the 4th one?

  17. paul on June 27th, 2022 1:18 pm

    14-time convicted felon – there’s the problem- the justice system, judges and lawyers are directly responsible for allowing this felon to walk a free man – 28 previous felony charges and 14 felony convictions. and now a child is dead., and still allowing a bond to be set. – this is sickening to read.

  18. Cyrus on June 27th, 2022 1:13 pm

    If convicted in Escambia County…felons actually have a strike 100 before the judiciary deems them a problem.
    The 3 strike law is moot because the government learned how to count to 100.

    Day after day after day…business as usual in Florida.
    But hey…who cares..just another paycheck for the legal system….which I term a “illegal dystem corruption”
    The babies paid judges and legislators.
    Keep up the good job..plenty of babies left.
    Look in the mirror and be proud.

  19. Would not have worked here..... on June 27th, 2022 1:11 pm

    Constitute “red flag laws” …… would not have worked here….
    Should have been extensive background laws enforce…. would not work here…..
    “Boyfriend” regulations…… would not work here….
    Limiting magazine capacity….. would have not worked here.

  20. NavyDave on June 27th, 2022 12:44 pm

    Read the last sentence of this story again.
    Then consider that he spent approximately eight hours in jail before bonding out.
    Again.

  21. Concerned Citizen on June 27th, 2022 12:34 pm

    Death Penalty and nothing less. 14 time convicted felon and he’s out of Prison????

  22. steve on June 27th, 2022 12:28 pm

    “gun from a 14-time convicted felon.” THIS IS THE REAL PROBLEM..
    Not law abiding people.

    The punishment should be so sever that a criminal NEVER wants to be caught with a gun near them. Then and only then will thisw mess stop.
    Felons and criminals in general dont practice good firearms training.

  23. Mr B. on June 27th, 2022 12:06 pm

    “He remained in he Escambia County Jail with bond set at $41,000.

    The sheriff said he has 129 pages of criminal history, 28 previous felony charges and 14 felony convictions.”

    Okay seriously, who is setting these bonds? I’m not a LEO or any person of the system so I don’t completely understand how it works nor will I claim that I do, but you’re telling me this dude can be back out on the streets with $4,100… with 14, 14!!! felony convictions. It’s not even like it’s just little oopsie convictions, THEYRE FELONY CONVICTIONS, I mean my God a BABY. A BABY DIED, because of this guy’s negligence, and he can be back on the streets for $4,100… My God this county needs to fire some people!!!!





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