MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A man is in jail after a shooting left a child wounded.
The shooting happened June 11. A woman told police she got into an argument with a woman when that woman’s boyfriend intervened and joined the fight.
According to a police report, the man, later identified as John Childs, was pushed back into a vehicle where he grabbed a handgun from the passenger side.
Police said Childs then ran across the yard and fired five shots into the vehicle where the first woman was leaving along with her 5-year-old daughter.
Childs then fled from the area.
The victim’s daughter was injured when a piece of shrapnel hit her after the shots were fired.
Childs' father told police he witnessed the shooting and identified his son to police, who discovered Childs is a convicted felon who served four years for attempted voluntary manslaughter.
Childs was arrested and is charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder, possessing a firearm, and theft.