Updated: Aug 18, 2021
Arlington Police Department have arrested and charged 19-year-old Lauran McCutcheon with one count of Manslaughter in connection to the August 10 shooting death of her mother, 38-year-old Zoneta Little.
Arlington Police found Zoneta Little dead from a gunshot wound in North Arlington after officers responded to a shooting at an apartment complex on Cottoncreek Drive.
Through the course of their investigation, officers learned that just prior to the shooting, McCutcheon and 23-year-old Bobby Davis were involved in a domestic dispute. Their encounter escalated and there was eventually a physical struggle over a gun that was inside the man’s vehicle. Detectives believe as they fought over the weapon, it discharged, striking the victim who was standing nearby.
McCutcheon turned herself in at the Arlington City Jail on Monday, August 16. She has since been transferred to the Tarrant County Jail where she is being held on a $5,000 bond.
Through the course of their investigation, Arlington PD learned the gun used in the shooting was reported stolen. Because the weapon was in his vehicle at the time of the offense, the department will charge Davis with one count of Possession of a Stolen Firearm.
Source: Arlington Police Department