WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - A 52-year-old woman was arrested Monday after fatally shooting her daughter while the victim was holding her 4-month-old baby, according to CBS affiliate WKMG.
reportedly told police the shooting was an accident.
Bing had allegedly been physically fighting with her boyfriend and when she heard someone kicking and banging at the door she thought it was the man coming back to harm her.
The Orlando Sentinel reports the woman's boyfriend had allegedly threatened Bing saying he would come back and kill her.
Bing, armed with a baseball bat and a .22 caliber gun, allegedly went to answer the door but when she opened it the weapon discharged, shooting her 25-year-old daughter, Ruby Bing, in the chest.
The infant the victim was holding was dropped to the ground when the shot was fired but was not injured, according to the station.
Witnesses reportedly told police they saw Bing cradling her daughter, slapping her and screaming her name.
Bing now faces second-degree murder charges and child abuse without great bodily harm.
The station reports Bing told police, “How could I look at my grandkids in their face and say I killed their mother? Y’all can lock me away for good.”