The gun believed to be used by a Winter Haven woman in the shooting death of her daughter outside her apartment has been recovered, Winter Haven police said Monday.
“We are confident we have the murder weapon,” said Chief Gary Hester. “Lab tests will be conducted to provide conclusive results.”
Adele Bing, 52, faces a charge of second-degree murder after police say her daughter was shot while holding a 4-month-old baby around 8:45 p.m. Nov. 25.
According to police, Adele Bing had just had a heated argument with her boyfriend, 39-year-old James Lee, at her residence at 481 18th St. SE shortly before the shooting.
Lee was hospitalized for treatment after police say Adele Bing struck him in the head with a gun.
While he was being treated, police say Ruby Bing knocked on her mother’s door while holding the baby. Still upset over the argument, police say Adele Bing mistook her daughter for Lee.
Armed with a baseball bat and handgun, police say Adele Bing shot her daughter in the chest as she opened the door.
Ruby Bing died at the scene, and the baby was unharmed, police say.
Adele Bing is charged with second-degree murder, aggravated battery and two child abuse counts. She remains in the Polk County jail on $41,000 bond.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.