Waco Teen Indicted for Manslaughter in Motel 6 Shooting Death

Jada Lashae Millwood, 18, was indicted for manslaughter in the shooting death of 17-year-old Myesha McCants at a Waco motel. Millwood was handling a firearm that went off, striking McCants, and has remained in jail since her arrest.

author-image
Nitish Verma
New Update
Waco Teen Indicted for Manslaughter in Motel 6 Shooting Death

Waco Teen Indicted for Manslaughter in Motel 6 Shooting Death

A McLennan County Grand Jury indicted 18-year-old Jada Lashae Millwood on May 10, 2024, for manslaughter in connection with the shooting death of 17-year-old Myesha McCants at a Waco motel. The incident occurred on February 25, 2024, at the Motel 6 in the 3900 block of South Jack Kultgen Freeway.

Early Sunday morning, police responded to a report of a shooting at the motel and found McCants, who was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead. Millwood was arrested at the scene and has remained in the McLennan County Jail since her arrest.

Why this matters: This tragic incident highlights the importance of responsible gun ownership and handling, as well as the need for education on gun safety. It also serves as a reminder of the devastating consequences that can result from the mishandling of weapons, and the impact it can have on families and communities.

The initialinvestigationrevealed that Millwood was handling a firearm, which went off, striking McCants. According to the arrest affidavit, a witness identified Millwood as the person handling the weapon, loading and unloading it, and pointing it at several witnesses.

Millwood provided a statement to police, claiming she had the gun in her hand and turned around to face McCants, who grabbed the weapon, causing it to fire. The affidavit states, "Millwood claimed she had the gun in her hand, turned around to face McCants, who grabbed the weapon, causing it to fire."

The shooting death of Myesha McCants has shocked the Wacocommunityand raised concerns about gun safety and responsible handling of firearms. As the case progresses through the legal system, it serves as a tragic reminder of the devastating consequences that can result from the mishandling of weapons.