Every year, nearly 3000 children and teens die from gunfire, and nearly 14,000 are injured.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Father arrested for shooting & killing daughter

34-year-old Deandre Kelley, of Cincinnati, Ohio, has been charged with reckless homicide in connection with the shooting death of his daughter, 11-year-old Shanti Lanza.  According to reports:

On Sunday, police say Deandre Kelley arrived home intoxicated after 2 a.m. His girlfriend of 15 years, and mother of Shanti, forced Kelley out of the house, where he fired four shots into the air.

One of those bullets ended up in a second story bedroom of the house. Shanti Lanza was in the room. The bullet struck her in the chest.

Shanti was transported to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Antwone Kelley said his brother left the scene without knowing what happened in the second floor bedroom until he found out he was wanted. Antwone was one of the people who spoke with Deandre, convincing him to surrender to police.

"It was a bunch of crying. He didn't mean to do it. What more can I say? He didn't mean to do it," said Antwone.

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