Girl charged with manslaughter after taking pictures her sister within the head in Miami Seaside

MIAMI BEACH, Florida. – A Georgia woman faces manslaughter charges after her 18-year-old sister dies in an accidental shootout in Miami Beach, authorities have confirmed.

Taniyria Akias Holt, 24, was originally arrested on June 7 on charges of negligent bodily harm and improper display of a firearm.

The accidental shooting occurred on the night of June 6th on the Julia Tuttle Causeway near Alton Road.

According to Holt’s arrest report, Holt, her sister and two other women were driving a Jaguar SUV when Holt accidentally shot her sister Dre’naya Ponder in the head. Investigators believe it happened when they were shooting a video for Instagram.

Police said the gun belonged to one of the other women in the vehicle, but Holt held it and drew the gun and saw a live cartridge eject.


“Since she thought the firearm was free of live firearms, Ms. Holt said she gave the firearm to her sister, but accidentally shot her,” the arrest report says.

Police said Ponder was taken to the Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital, where she was given life support and later died.

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