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Mother fatally shot by 2-year-old identified

Mother fatally shot by 2-year-old identified
Posted at 9:45 AM, Apr 27, 2016
 

Family members are remembering the woman who was shot and killed on the freeway Monday.

Patrice Price was a a 26-year-old mother to three small children.

"We love her, we miss her," says Antonio Price, her brother.

Her four brothers say they still cannot believe what happened. The sheriff's office say Patrice Price, 26, was driving on the highway when her 2 and a-half-year-old son got a hold of a gun from the floor of a car and fired.

"This is a hard pill to swallow. You know everybody is grieving," says Andre Price, Jr., brother.

The sheriff's office says a single bullet went through the back of the driver's seat killing Patrice.
Patrice's mother was in the passenger seat holding Trice's one-year-old son. Neither child was in a car seat. Her brother's say Patrice was driving a friend's car. She borrowed it from a friend because her car was stolen a few weeks ago. She was taking her mom to an appointment.

"She always was a helping hand, she was a strong sister," says Price, Jr.

Deputies say the gun slide out from under the passenger seat where they also found a security guard's gun belt. Her brother's say the security guard is a family friend and was helping their sister out by loaning the car.

"I'm just going to say it like this, it wasn't his fault and I don't blame him," says Price, Jr.

Her father says he wants people to focus on his daughter at this time and the person she was.

"I want them to remember her beautiful smile, her kind heart and her gracious heart," says Price, Sr., father.

Her ex-husband tells TODAY'S TMJ4 that he just shared the news to their 7-year-old daughter.

"I can tell that ever since I told her she has not been the same," said Curtis Sloan, ex-husband of victim.

Now, a plea to help care for her three children who will now grow up without a mother.

If you would like to give, go to any Educator's Credit Union, and donate under the "Patrice Price Memorial Fund."

The family has also created a GoFundMe site set up to help her children.