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Missouri Woman Critical After Accidental Shooting - Shooter Arrested

Posted on the 11 August 2013 by Mikeb302000
Local news reports
A Granby woman was in critical condition Saturday afternoon and a Joplin man is in jail after an apparent accidental shooting early Saturday morning at a home on the eastern edge of Jasper County.

Jasper County Sheriff's Capt. Derek Walrod said Kelly Crawford, 24, Granby, was in critical condition at at an unknown hospital after the shooting that happened at between midnight and 1 a.m. Saturday.
Walrod said Windell Douglas "Doug" Daniels, 31, Joplin, was arrested at the home on County Road 10 about two miles north of Missouri Highway 96, on suspicion of second degree assault and armed criminal action.

Walrod said investigators believe Daniels mishandled a handgun, causing the gun to accidentally go off, striking Crawford in the back of the head.
"We believe he recklessly caused her injury and that's why we're seeking criminal charges," Walrod said. "We're waiting word on her condition."

Walrod said more charges may be filed depending on the results of a continuing investigation.
Daniels was being held in the Jasper County Detention Center in Carthage as of Saturday afternoon.

Now, what's so difficult about that? The one responsible for a negligent discharge should be arrested.
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