FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — UPDATE: A 19-year-old Fayetteville man was charged in the alleged Tuesday shooting of a teenage girl at the Willow Heights Apartments.
According to a police report, Ladarius Vanqual Green fired a handgun at the victim from his bedroom after a “verbal and physical altercation.”
The victim was hit in the neck, and a witness’ hand was grazed by the bullet.
Police say the bullet reportedly traveled over an infant child sitting on a bed before striking a hanging blanket and coming to rest on the floor next to the bed the child was resting on.
Green allegedly told the victim to tell the police she shot herself.
He is charged with 1st-degree domestic battery, aggravated assault against a family/household member, 2nd degree endangering the welfare of a minor, and 3rd-degree domestic battery.
Police in Fayetteville found a teenage girl with a gunshot wound to the neck on Tuesday after responding to a shooting at 10 S. Willow Avenue, according to Sergeant Tony Murphy with the Fayetteville Police Department.
Police responded to the shooting at around 12:24 p.m. on Tuesday.
The girl was transported to a local medical facility, and her condition is unknown at this time.
A teenage male has been detained for questioning and there is no threat to the public, Murphy said.