A Miami woman ran over her own 12-year-old child in a failed attempt to try to stop a street fight he was caught up in Monday, police said.
Quantavia Samuel, 33, was charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. She was still being held at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center as of Tuesday night.
Around 6 p.m., Miami Police officers rushed to a neighborhood in the 500 block of Northwest 77th Street near Little Haiti to reports of “threats being made with a firearm,” according to a police report.
They arrived to find Samuel and her son yelling and cursing outside of a home. Officers promptly detained her.
Her son told officers he had been attacked earlier by two teens, a 13-year-old and 15-year-old, the police report read. He said the older teen pulled out a black handgun during the fight.
The boy called his mother, who was at their house nearby, for help. In the midst of the fight, the 12-year-old was hit by Samuel’s car. She picked him up off the ground as the two teens ran away.
Samuel and her son chased them back to their house, the report read.
As police were speaking to the young boy he was complaining his leg and hip hurt. He was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital and is not suffering from serious injuries, police said.
Officers also spoke to the two teens who allegedly attacked the 12-year-old. Their story was quite different.
The 13-year-old said it was actually Samuel’s son who began to shout and curse at him, threatening to pull out a gun and shoot him, the report read. The boy agreed to fight him later and ran back home to get his cousin, who was to act as a referee.
During the scheduled fight, which the 13-year-old says he won, he saw Samuel’s SUV barreling toward him. The 13-yeasr-old and his cousin were able to get out of the path of the car, but the 12-year-old was hit.
Because there was no evidence to substantiate the claims of one of the teens having a gun, the young boys were not charged, the report said. The investigation is still open.
“This is a ‘Their statement vs. their statement’ situation,” Miami Police spokeswoman Kiara Delva said. “Since it remains an ongoing investigation, additional charges can be forthcoming as additional details become known.”
The Florida Department of Children and Families is also investigating.