Man Arrested After 5-Year-Old Child Shot Inside Miami Apartment

What to Know

  • Officers arrived at the scene near Northwest 67th Street and 12th Avenue around 3 a.m., where the 5-year-old was found hospitalized.
  • Investigators say that no weapon has been recovered and the suspected shooter is still on the loose.

A man was arrested as a child recovered in the hospital after being shot while inside her Northwest Miami apartment with her family early Tuesday.

Officers arrived at the scene near Northwest 66th Street and 12th Avenue after the shooting just before 3 a.m., where the 5-year-old was found in her mother's arms and rushed to the operating room at Ryder Trauma Center in stable condition.

Jonathan Craig, 41, of Miami, was arrested Tuesday afternoon and faces multiple charges including aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and aggravated child abuse, according to an arrest affidavit. 

Miami Police Department PIO Kiara Delva said the child was hit after the bullet went through a window and struck her. 

According to the arrest affidavit, the girl's family was awoken by the sound of a gunshot and saw Craig with a handgun stating, "Oh no, damn, damn." Craig temporarily fled the scene with the gun. When he returned, a witness screamed at him, "You did this!" He replied, "I f----d up," the affidavit stated.

A handgun was recovered at the scene with one magazine inserted containing 13 live rounds, police said.

Craig remained in Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center as of Tuesday night. Attorney information wasn't available.

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