Child shot by father dies; father now facing capital murder charge

Published: May. 28, 2016 at 2:51 PM CDT|Updated: May. 30, 2016 at 2:54 PM CDT
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HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - A little girl is dead after police say her father intentionally shot her during a domestic argument Friday night.

On Friday, police arrested Lionel Francis, 34, at a home on Lockwood Court and charged him with attempted murder of 20-month-old Alexandria Francis. His charge was upgraded from attempted murder to capital murder after the little girl died Saturday.

More: Child transported to hospital after shooting at South Huntsville home

According to Huntsville Police Department, Francis waited at the scene for police to arrive and was taken into custody without incident.

The victim was transported to a Birmingham hospital with life-threatening injuries where she was later pronounced dead.

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