Woman, Boyfriend Arrested In Shooting Of 5-Year-Old Girl In Miami

posted by Jessi Minneci - 

A woman and her boyfriend have been arrested after the man reportedly accidentally shot her 5-year-old daughter Tuesday at their home in Miami.

Jonathan Craig, 41, faces charges of child abuse, aggravated battery and drug trafficking.

The victim's mother, Tralliney Shondrea Coleman, 43, faces charges of child neglect, drug trafficking, failing to keep a firearm in safe storage away from a minor and providing law enforcement officials with false information.

According to an arrest report, Craig, who lives with Coleman and her three children, said he saw armed men walking outside his apartment complex near Northwest 12th Avenue and Northwest 66th Street about 1 a.m. Tuesday. 

The report says Craig picked up a handgun and repeatedly manipulated the slide of the gun, causing one of the children to ask him to leave the living room

Craig then took the weapon into their mother's bedroom, the report said.

The three children fell asleep on the futon in the living room, but were awoken by the sound of a gunshot just before 3 a.m., the report said. Sasha Wheelers, 5, had been shot in the back.

Craig reportedly screamed, "Oh no. Damn. Damn," and ran to the mother's bedroom.

According to the report, Sasha's mother confronted Craig, saying, "You did this!" Craig replied, "I f**ked up," the report said.

When officers arrived, the mother was cradling Sasha in her arms. Paramedics took Sasha to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center, where she is listed in critical but stable condition.

According to Coleman's arrest report, the woman initially told detectives that she had no idea how her daughter had been shot nor who shot her.

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