Sammantha Driggers is a twenty year old woman from Florida who has been arrested and charged with the murder of her uncle that took place at a family get together. According to police reports officers would arrive at the Beverly Hills Florida home and discover Matthew Charles Driggers suffering from a single gunshot wound. Unfortunately he would pass away before ambulance attendants arrived. Sammantha Driggers would admit to firing the fatal shot and she would be arrested and later charged with second degree murder.
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According to investigators, 20-year-old Sammantha Driggers and her uncle, 44-year-old Matthew Charles Driggers, were attending a family gathering at a home on North Columbus Street around 2:45 p.m. when the shooting occurred.
Deputies dispatched to the scene found Matthew Charles Driggers suffering from a single gunshot wound. They tried to help the victim until fire rescue crews arrived and pronounced him deceased.
While investigating, deputies located the gun used to shoot Matthew Charles Driggers inside the home. Detectives say their preliminary investigation supported witness statements that Sammantha Driggers used the firearm to shoot her uncle.
The 20-year-old suspect, Sammantha Driggers, was still inside the home, was taken into custody and eventually arrested.
“A family gathering to celebrate the holiday season should have been a time of happiness, but instead turned deadly in an instant,” said Sheriff Prendergast. “This act of violence has shocked our community and will affect this family forever. I am proud of the quick response of CCSO deputies and detectives that ensured this incident was isolated and the community was safe. Our thoughts go out to this family as they begin the long process of healing.”
Investigators have not given a motive for the shooting.