Nyjeol Dominique Bines
Photo: Rockdale County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Rockdale County Sheriff's Office

Man arrested, accused of shooting 6-year-old girl in Covington home

A man faces several charges after a 6-year-old girl was shot in the leg inside a Covington home, authorities said.

Nyjeol Dominique Bines, 23, of Covington, was arrested shortly after the shooting Saturday night in the 2400 block of Hampshire Cove, the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office told AJC.com. 

Deputies were called about 9 p.m. and approached the house quietly since the 911 caller said someone had been shot, according to an incident report. When deputies knocked on the door, a woman answered and said she was the caller.

The woman told deputies her granddaughter had been shot in the leg and was bleeding heavily, the report said. She said she and her two grandchildren were lying in bed watching television when she heard gunshots.

A bullet hole was found in the upper right corner of the wall just over the bed, the report said. The girl was taken to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston. Her condition was not provided.

Investigators arrested Bines the next day and booked him into the Rockdale County jail. It’s unclear why police believe he was tied to the shooting or what his relationship is to those at the home.

He faces three counts of aggravated assault, two counts of first-degree child cruelty, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a schedule I controlled substance and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, the sheriff’s office said.

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