Daddy Did It – Man Arrested for Fatal Shooting Mom in Front of Kids

Miramar, Florida – Following a heated argument, a 28-year-old man is accused of shooting and killing a woman. The incident occurred on Wednesday, prompting authorities to respond to a reported domestic situation at a residence on DeSoto Drive. The victim, identified as 25-year-old Jessica Frankel Singleton, was found with gunshot wounds to her torso and was rushed to a nearby hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.

Police responded to a domestic dispute at 8:30 in the morning. According to police reports, two children, aged 4 and 1, were present at the scene when law enforcement arrived. One of the children allegedly told officers, “Daddy did it to Mommy, and Mommy is dead.” Investigators subsequently obtained Ring camera footage, which showed a young boy chasing after a man identified as Derrick Feliciano Bargman-Williams, referring to him as “Daddy” and yelling, “Daddy, Daddy, Daddy!”

After an extensive search, Bargman-Williams was eventually apprehended by a police K-9 unit. He was hiding in some bushes a few blocks away. He was bitten by a canine before being taken into custody, according to the arrest report. Bargman-Williams initially denied any involvement in the shooting but later confessed that he was the individual seen fleeing the scene in the surveillance footage.

According to the arrest report, Bargman-Williams admitted to engaging in a prolonged argument with Singleton, which turned physical inside their home. The altercation escalated and spilled outside, resulting in Bargman-Williams retrieving a firearm and shooting Singleton in the chest. He allegedly fired a second shot as she turned away from him.

Authorities have not commented on any potential motive for the shooting at this time. Bargman-Williams has been booked into the Broward County jail. He has been charged with one count of murder. He was ordered to be held in custody without bail. Additionally, he has also been barred from contact with his kids as well. His two kids are currently in state custody while they look for relatives to take them in. At this time, it is unclear whether he has legal representation or if he has entered a plea.

The Miramar Police Department is continuing its investigation into the incident.