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Ohio Grandmother Allegedly Targets 6-Month-Old Infant, Shooting At Point-Blank Range

The 6-month-old victim fights for its life while the Butler community calls for justice to be served.

On Dec. 9, a 6-month-old baby allegedly was shot in the head by its grandmother, resulting in a critical injury. The event occurred in the wee hours of the morning, around 1:50 a.m., in Liberty Township, Butler County in Ohio, when emergency crews responded to reports of a shooting on Dutchview Court.

Witness statements say that the grandmother, 47-year-old Mia Desiree Harris, opened fire on other family members before specifically targeting her 6-month-old grandchild. As one deputy recalled, witnesses said Harris “intentionally shot the baby at point-blank range.”

Upon arriving at the scene, Butler County Sheriff’s Office deputies found the wounded infant and rushed the baby to UC West Chester Hospital, WHIO TV 7 reported. Doctors reported the child was in critical condition after sustaining a gunshot wound to the head.

Harris fled the scene before authorities arrived, prompting a search of the area. She was later found hiding at a nearby residence and taken into police custody without further incident.

For her alleged role in the attack, Harris faces three counts of felonious assault. The crime has left both community members and law enforcement personnel shocked and appalled.

Sgt. Tim Birch said, “In over 20 years on the force, I have never witnessed an act so disturbingly violent against someone so young and vulnerable.” He continued, “It is almost incomprehensible how a grandmother could commit such an evil act against her own flesh and blood,” according to the news outlet.

While the 6-month-old victim continues to fight for its life in the hospital, the Butler County community calls for justice to be served. Harris is currently being held without bond as the investigation continues, WHIO TV 7 reported.

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