Police: Woman accidentally shot 10-year-old girl while trying to shoot dog

Published 12:59 pm Friday, January 15, 2021

A 10-year-old girl in Columbia was airlifted to a hospital after being accidentally shot by a woman who said she was trying to shoot a dog.

The incident happened around 4:51 p.m. Thursday in Columbia, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. WLOX-TV reports that the young girl is now in critical condition.

A woman, 34-year-old Kimberly Renee Luter, and her boyfriend, 29-year-old Rkeen Antwuan Daniels, were both arrested.

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Luter told police she was attempting to shoot a dog when bullets entered a home where the young girl was inside, the television station reported.
When searching Luter’s home, investigators found marijuana and weighing and packaging materials.

Luter is charged with aggravated assault and Daniels is charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. It was unknown if either had an attorney who could speak for them.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office said an investigation continues.