R&B singer Sammie has issued a statement in the wake of the news that his mother is facing charges for shooting and killing a woman in her car in Orange County, Florida.
The star’s mother, Angila Baxter, 56, was booked Wednesday, facing charges of aggravated assault with a firearm, second-degree murder with a firearm, and two counts of shooting into a vehicle, in the death of 27-year-old Nekaybaw Collier, according to Click Orlando.
In a statement on his Instagram page, Sammie addressed his mother’s arrest, first giving his condolences to the victim. He then respectfully asked for privacy.
In consideration of the recent news, I would first like to express my most sincere condolences to the family of Mrs. Collier.
I understand the severity of the allegations, but I do not have any additional information. Therefore, at this time, I respectfully request privacy for not only my family, but the family of Mrs. Collier.
Sammie’s Mother Charged With Random Killing Of 27-Year-Old Woman
On January 12th, Angila Baxter, 56, allegedly randomly shot at vehicles on the street. One of which was driven by Nekaybaw Collier, 27. Collier was unfortunately hit by the gunfire and crashed her car in an area just a short distance from her home.
According to Click Orlando, the autopsy revealed that Collier had been shot in her abdomen, with one bullet hole observed on the driver’s side of her vehicle.
Unfortunately, despite the efforts of medical professionals, she was later pronounced dead at a hospital. The Orange County sheriff’s office tweeted this information along with photos of bother Baxter and Collier.
An arrest has been made in the shooting death of 27-year-old Nekaybaw Collier.
OCSO Homicide Detectives have arrested Angila Baxter, 56, for Second Degree Murder w/a Firearm. Baxter was randomly shooting at vehicles on 1/12 when Nekaybaw was driving in the area & was struck. pic.twitter.com/pVFSWSPF3Y
— Orange County Sheriff’s Office (@OrangeCoSheriff) January 20, 2023
Angila Baxter Admitted To Shooting Her Gun At Random Vehicles Before Allegedly Striking Victim
According to an affidavit, less than 30 minutes after the deputies arrived at Collier’s scene, a man flagged down authorities to report that a woman in a red SUV was shooting at people driving past her. He also reported that his own vehicle had been struck by the gunfire.
A third victim later approached the deputies saying that while driving on a nearby road, a woman in a red SUV stopped next to her and said “Why the (expletive) are you following me? Who are you?” before the victim drove off. The victim then heard two thumps from the back of her vehicle, later determined to be from gunfire.
Reportedly Baxter admitted to investigators that she shot at the vehicles because she thought they were following her and she was attempting to “scare them” away. The evidence analyzed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement on Thursday revealed that the bullet from Collier’s body had been fired from Baxter’s Taurus.
When shown a photo of Collier, Baxter told investigators that she did not know her.
Originally published at theshaderoom.com