LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Louisville Metro police have arrested a man accused of shooting his 13-year-old relative.
LMPD arrested Davon Powell, 18, early Wednesday morning on charges of assault, tampering with physical evidence, and fleeing police.
The shooting happened around 1 a.m. in the 5600 block of Rustic Way in Newburg. According to an arrest report, Powell was handling a firearm recklessly when the gun went off. The bullet hit a 13-year-old girl in the head.
The teen was rushed to University Hospital where she remains in stable condition.
Investigators said Powell fled from the area after reportedly tossing the gun in some nearby bushes. Officers later took him into custody after a brief foot chase.
Powell’s arraignment is scheduled for Oct. 13 at 9 a.m.