MACON, Ga. (AP) — A man has been arrested and charged with murder in the shooting death of a baby at a Georgia apartment complex.
Demetrius John Simmons, 28, was arrested and was being held without bond in the death of a 1-year-old child in the Macon apartment, the Bibb County Sheriff's Office said on Facebook. Someone called 911 just after 11 p.m. Sunday night to report that the child was being taken by private vehicle to a hospital.
Investigators arrived at the hospital and spoke with the child's mother Tyceanna Brown in the emergency room. Brown had allowed friends to come to her apartment to wash clothes. After leaving the room, she heard a gunshot and returned to find her son with a gunshot wound to his upper body, the sheriff's office said.
Brown drove the boy to the hospital. He was rushed into emergency surgery but died from his injuries, the sheriff's office said.
Simmons was at the apartment with his girlfriend washing clothes. Investigators took him into custody after discovering that he had in his possession the gun used in the shooting, the sheriff's office said. After interviewing Simmons, investigators took him to the Bibb County jail on charges of felony murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.