Sunday, June 2, 2013

Denver 5-Year-old Shot by her Negligent Dad - He's Arrested Immediately

 Local news reports

A 28-year-old Federal Heights man has been arrested after he allegedly shot his 5-year-old daughter in the leg by accident late Friday night, police say.

The girl was taken to Children's Hospital in Aurora where she was in stable condition, said Sgt. T. Dougherty, Federal Heights spokesperson.

Julian Montoya has been arrested in connection with the shooting.

It was reported that the shooting happened outside a home in the yard. But when officers arrived at the home, they were unable to find the suspect and victim initially, Dougherty said. They were later able to locate Montoya and his daughter.

The father had negligently discharged a firearm, striking the child, Dougherty said. An investigation is continuing.

Now, you see, arresting the (ir)responsible party immediately does not preclude the possibility of a continuing investigation, nor does it violate anybody's rights or the concept of due process.

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1 comment:

  1. All this shows is that someone got arrested. You keep thinking that a news report provides sufficient details to draw lots of conclusions, but that's sloppy.