After Initially Lying, Woman Says She Accidentally Shot 4-Year-old Daughter

January 08, 2022, 9:07 AM

Brush Street where the shooting happened (Google maps)

A woman confessed Friday to Detroit cops that she mistakenly shot her 4-year-old daughter.

“She initially said the child was wounded during a purse-snatching, but later on admitted she had accidentally shot her herself,” said Detroit Police Cpl. Dan Donakowski, according to George Hunter of The Detroit News.

The girl was shot in the arm and leg. The 26-year-old mom was taken into custody Friday night. Her confession came after a police search for a gunman following the incident around 3 p.m. near Brush and East Grand Boulevard.

Police Chief James White said details the mom provided didn't line up. 

The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office is reviewing the case to consider charges. 

Read more:  The Detroit News

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