Gunter and Pollard’s mother share an infant child, but he is not related to the toddler, sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. Kimberly Lee said. The two were arguing over the use of a vehicle before Gunter allegedly started shooting.
“Gunter discharged a firearm multiple times, striking the vehicle, which caused substantial damage,” Lee said in a statement. “After Ingram ran inside of the residence and closed and locked the door, Gunter kicked the door open and fired one time inside the residence from outside and struck Ja’Ziah Pollard in the head.”
Authorities were called to the home about 7:45 p.m. after the child was shot, and Gunter was taken into custody.
In addition to the murder charge, Gunter faces aggravated assault, second-degree criminal damage to property and weapons charges. As a felon, Gunter was not supposed to have a gun, authorities said.
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