Man charged in shooting of 5-month-old in Durham

DURHAM, DURHAM COUNTY - Police in Durham have arrested a man in connection with the shooting of a 5-month-old girl.

Spokeswoman Kammie Michael said 21-year-old Arin Tavon Futrell is charged with felony negligent child abuse resulting in bodily injury. Michael said Futrell also was arrested on outstanding warrants charging him with attempted breaking and entering and conspiracy to commit breaking and entering.

According to police, officers responded to a shooting call at 7:38 a.m. Wednesday. Investigators said a baby girl had suffered a gunshot wound to her hand and leg. The child is being treated for injuries that do not appear to be life-threatening.

Investigators said the shooting occurred on the porch of a house and appeared to have been an accident. A firearm was recovered.


Police said a 5-month-old baby was shot and injured during a domestic dispute in Durham Wednesday morning.

Durham Police told ABC-affiliate WTVD that the 5-month-old was shot through the hand and leg at about 8 a.m. Wednesday. It happened at a home on the 400-block of Macon Street, investigators said.

The baby was taken to Duke Regional Hospital, but the child's condition was unknown.

According to WTVD, detectives said the shooting happened during a domestic dispute. A witness told WTVD a man was arguing with his girlfriend on the porch of the home. The boyfriend then pulled out a gun and threatened his girlfriend, but may have shot the baby by accident, the witness said.

Detectives said they were questioning the people involved. At last check, no charges had been filed.


For more information, visit WTVD.

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