The man living next door, 31-year-old D’Andre Brawner, was detained at the scene while police searched his home, authorities said. He was later arrested on charges of reckless conduct, criminal damage to property, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and a parole violation, online records show.
Brawner, who was also arrested on a gun charge and parole violation in March, remained held at the Fulton County Jail without bond Wednesday morning. It wasn’t immediately clear if he was shooting at someone or if his gun accidentally discharged, striking the child.
Brawner previously served two stints in prison for aggravated assault, gun possession and a burglary conviction in Newton County, among other offenses, according to Georgia Department of Corrections records. He was released from prison in August 2019 after spending more than five years behind bars.
The case remains under investigation.
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