Albany ALBANY, Ga. — The mother of a 5-year-old girl who was struck in the foot by a bullet has been charged with reckless conduct.
Albany Police Department spokesman Phyllis Banks said the charge has been filed against Shondrique Mallory, 21. Her daughter, Shontisa Mallory, was taken to an Albany hospital Wednesday after being shot in the foot.
Also charged are Mallory's boyfriend, Kebin Jones, 25, and his sister, Dinah Hosley. They have each been charged with tampering with evidence.
Banks said an investigation by the Family protection Unit determined that the weapon had been under a couch at the 1505-B Avalon Ave. home and, "at some point, one shot was fired and the child was struck in the right foot. Family members transported the child to the hospital for treatment. The child was treated and released. The weapon was not recovered."
Charles Hayes, who identified himself as an uncle, told The Albany Herald on Wednesday that the gun was fired accidentally and that he did not know whose gun it was.