Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Dad charged in shooting of 7-year-old daughter (Kansas City, Missouri)

Dad is identified as CRAIG TINSELY.


UPDATE: Father charged in shooting of his 7-year-old daughter

The victim is expected to be OK
Nick Sloan, Ali Hoxie , Gary Brauer, Jane Monreal
12:19 PM, Oct 11, 2015 6:04 PM, Oct 12, 2015

Father shoots 7-year-old daughter, Kansas City police say

KSHB KANSAS CITY, Mo. - UPDATE, Oct. 12: The Jackson County Prosecutor's Office said a 32-year-old man has been charged in the shooting of his 7-year-old daughter.

Craig Tinsely faces two counts of first-degree domestic assault and two counts of armed criminal action.

According to court records, police were dispatched to the 8400 block of E. 93rd Terrace on Sunday and found the 7-year-old girl bleeding from the left hand and crying. She was transported to Children’s Mercy Hospital for treatment. Officers reported it appeared she also had a gunshot wound to the lower left back. Witnesses told police that the girl had come crying into a bedroom in the residence and the defendant pulled a gun from under the mattress and fired at the child.

Tinsley was earlier convicted of child abuse.

One witness told police the defendant fired the weapon four or five times.

Prosecutors have requested a bond of $150,000 cash.


Kansas City police are investigating after a young girl was allegedly shot by her father on Sunday.

The shooting happened just after 11 a.m. Sunday on the 8400 block of E. 93rd Terrace in Kansas City, Mo.

Investigators confirm the 7-year-old was shot in the hand.

In a tweet, Kansas City Police Chief Darryl Forté said the father was "allegedly drug impaired."