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Man charged with shooting, injuring 3-year-old in Sheffield

Man charged with second-degree assault in Sheffield
Man charged with second-degree assault in Sheffield(Sheffield Police Department)
Published: Aug. 31, 2021 at 12:21 PM CDT
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SHEFFIELD, Ala. (WAFF) - Update: Sheffield police have arrested and charged a suspect in connection to a shooting that injured a three-year-old on Tuesday.

According to SPD, 18-year-old Jakilus Keveyun Ricks was charged with second-degree assault. Police say the suspect recklessly endangered the toddler’s life.

He will be booked into the Colbert County Jail on a $7,500 bond. Injuring

Original: Police responded to reports of a toddler who was shot and injured in Sheffield on Tuesday.

According to the Sheffield Police chief, officers are investigating a shooting involving a three-year-old boy that occurred at Blake Apartments around 10:30 a.m.

Police say a bullet entered and exited the lower calf of his leg. The victim was transported to Helen Keller Hospital to treat non-life-threatening injures. Police have not confirmed if this incident is accidental or not.

Authorities tell WAFF they do have a person of interest in custody at this time.

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