Man accused of shooting 6-year-old girl in north Charlotte

Man arrested in shooting of 6-year-old in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Police say a man was arrested in connection to the shooting of a 6-year-old girl in north Charlotte.

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, 25-year-old Deontaye Smith was arrested Tuesday and charged with two counts of attempted first degree murder and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.

Police say the shooting happened Saturday night in the 6300 block of  Sunstone Drive.

Officers responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call on the street where the caller said a child had been shot.

Upon arrival, officers found a six-year-old girl with an apparent gunshot wound to the leg.

Officers applied a tourniquet to the child and emergency officials took the child to CMC-Main where she is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say the child was outside playing when she was shot.

The investigation reportedly revealed that a person drove by and fired multiple shots at a home, striking the child.

Officers canvassed the area for witnesses in an attempt to determine a motive for the shooting.

Smith was arrested by Mecklenburg County deputies when he arrived at the courthouse for unrelated charges.

He was also served warrants for unrelated drug charges and a separate shooting that happened on May 18, 2018.

Anyone who has information about this incident is asked to call 911 or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600

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