Ohio Woman Charged After Shooting 6-Month-Old Granddaughter
An Ohio woman, Mia Desiree Harris, has been charged after she intentionally shot her 6-month-old granddaughter in the head, causing critical injuries to the infant. The incident, which took place in Liberty Township, Cincinnati, has shocked the community and raised questions about the motive behind the heinous act.
Details of the Shooting
According to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO), deputies responded to a report of an infant being shot at 6835 Dutch View Court in Liberty Township. Upon arrival, they found the 6-month-old baby girl in critical condition with a gunshot wound to her head. She was immediately transported to the University of Cincinnati West Chester Hospital for urgent medical treatment.
Shocking details emerged as Sheriff Richard K. Jones revealed that the accused, Mia Desiree Harris, had shot at several family members before intentionally shooting her own granddaughter. Witnesses identified Harris as the shooter, and she was subsequently located and arrested without incident.
Charges and Legal Proceedings
As per the BCSO, Mia Desiree Harris has been charged with three counts of felonious assault in connection with the shooting. Sheriff Jones emphasized that the charges could be subject to change as the investigation progresses. Harris is currently held on a $1.5 million bond, awaiting further legal proceedings.
Online court records did not list an attorney for Harris at the time of publication, indicating the complex legal situation surrounding the case.
Law Enforcement’s Perspective
Sheriff Jones expressed his shock and dismay at the appalling nature of the incident, describing it as “one of the most disgusting, vile criminal acts” he has ever witnessed. He revealed that an argument among family members had escalated, leading Harris to grab a gun and unleash a horrific series of events, culminating in the shooting of her granddaughter.
Additionally, the court documents allege that Harris knowingly caused serious physical harm to another victim, further complicating the legal proceedings and adding to the gravity of the situation.
Community Outcry and Victim’s Condition
The shocking nature of the crime has led to widespread condemnation and an outpouring of support for the injured baby girl. Sheriff Jones, while acknowledging the gravity of the situation, urged the community to pray for the 6-month-old’s recovery, stating that her life hangs in the balance.
It’s reported that the baby girl has undergone multiple surgeries and remains in critical condition, with her fate uncertain as the community grapples with the tragic consequences of the shooting.