Toddler shot during Christmas-day gathering

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A Macon man is in jail after a Christmas-day shooting involving a 2-year old girl.

Bibb County deputies arrested 22-year-old Kendarius Leshawn Grimes on Friday.

According to a news release, the toddler found the gun during a Christmas gathering on Mumford Road at Kingston Garden Apartments. The toddler then shot herself in the head with the gun.

Paramedics took the girl to Medical Center Navicent Health. The hospital lists her in critical condition.

Deputies later determined that the gun belonged to Grimes and took him into custody. Authorities say the gun showed as stolen in July 2020.

Grimes is now in the Bibb County Jail facing a 2nd Degree Cruelty to Children charge and Theft by Receiving. A judge set his bond at $12,500.00.

Categories: Bibb County, Local News

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