TAMPA - A Tampa mother is behind bars for handing a gun over to a man who shot someone with the weapon Thursday, according to a Tampa Police report.
Shamiria Hardrick, 21, faces attempted first degree murder charges and the gunman is at large, while the victim is in critical condition.
Detectives say that 22-year-old Dontavious Clark and the suspected gunman were in a verbal fight on Selma Avenue.
Hardrick was walking with the suspect and pushing her two children in a stroller.
At some point during the altercation, Hardrick gave the suspect a gun, police said.
The suspect shot Clark in the upper body multiple times.
The victim ran to 402 Selma Avenue and called for help.
The suspect ran towards Robles Park, where Hardrick lives. Detectives searched the woman's apartment but could not find the gunman.
Clark was taken to the hospital, where he underwent surgery. He is listed in critical condition.
Police believe that the victim and the suspect knew each other.
Detectives are continuing to search for the gunman, who is not being named at this time.
Hardrick has been charged with Attempted 1st Degree Murder, Child Neglect, and Carrying a Concealed Firearm.
The investigation is ongoing.
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