LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio – A grandmother in Ohio is facing multiple charges of felonious assault after allegedly shooting her five-month-old granddaughter in the face. Mia Desiree Harris, 43, was arrested on Saturday in connection with the incident, which authorities believe was intentional.
According to Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones, the baby girl was shot in the eye, and Jones stated that it was not an accident but a deliberate act. Police responded to a report of an infant being shot at a townhouse on Dutch view Court in Liberty Township early Saturday morning.
When officers arrived at the scene, they discovered the injured infant with a gunshot wound to the head. The baby was immediately rushed to UC West Chester Hospital, where she is currently in critical condition.
The sheriff’s press release revealed that after the shooting, Harris allegedly fled the area but was later apprehended without incident. Witnesses at the scene identified Harris as the shooter and stated that she fired at several family members before intentionally targeting the child.
According to reports, Harris forcibly broke down a locked bedroom door and fired multiple shots through it before shooting the infant at close range while she was lying on a bed.
Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones expressed concern for the baby’s life, mentioning that she is currently fighting for survival. Harris’s bond has been set at $1.5 million, and she is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday. It is unknown at this time if she has entered a plea or retained legal representation.
The motive behind the shooting remains unclear, as authorities continue to investigate this distressing incident. Updates on the infant’s condition will be provided as more information becomes available.