Sheriff's Office Confirms Felon Arrested for Shooting 2 year old! Details

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that 28 year old Marquie Gunter has been arrested for the murder of a 2-year-old Augusta girl.

Details indicate that the argument that led up to her death started with a fight over a car.

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office says the child's mother, Jackqueline Ingram, 19, and her boyfriend Marquie Gunte were arguing over who could use a car when Gunter started firing a gun outside a home at the car. The gunshots hit the vehicle and Ingram ran inside the home for protection.

A report from the Richmond County Sheriff's Office says Gunter then kicked open the door and fired the gun again, this time hitting 2-year-old Ja’Ziah Pollard in the head. The toddler was taken to the hospital where she later succum to her injuries and died.

Gunter has been charged with murder, aggravated assault, second degree criminal damage to property, possession of a firearm in the commission of a crime, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

According to the report, Gunter and Ingram have a child together, but he was not related to 2 year old Ja’Ziah Pollard .

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