Grandfather accused of fatally shooting toddler - Fox 2 News Headlines

Grandfather accused of fatally shooting toddler

Posted: Updated:
GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -

Police say a 23-month-old child died from a bullet fired by his grandfather.  Authorities said that the gunshot was fired during an argument on Tuesday night in Gwinnett County.

According to Gwinnett County Police Cpl. Jake Smith, the shooting took place at 5238 Stafford Drive just around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Police said that Luis Efrain Torres got into argument with the child's father, Rochell McCoy, outside the house.  

According to police, a gunshot fired by Torres struck the child, DeAndre Vega, who was on the driveway.

The child had been brought to the house by his parents, authorities said.

Torres remained at the scene and was taken into custody. Smith said that Torres was attempting to shoot McCoy and the child was struck by crossfire.

Torres is charged with murder, failure to appear and aggravated assault. A preliminary court hearing is scheduled for later this month.

  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • Suspected DUI driver strikes officer's car

    Suspected DUI driver strikes officer's car

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:19 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:19:40 GMT
    An Atlanta Police officer was hurt after his squad car got rear ended by a suspected drunk driver.  The officer, who is a member of the department's HEAT DUI unit, was working a traffic stop
    An Atlanta Police officer was hurt after his squad car was struck by a suspected drunk driver.
  • Police: domestic fight leads to SWAT standoff

    Police: domestic fight leads to SWAT standoff

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:09 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:09:44 GMT
    Police in Cobb County say a man barricaded himself inside a home early Wednesday, forcing a SWAT unit to respond. It happened at home on Spring Mountain Lane and Lost Mountain Road.
    Police in Cobb County say a man barricaded himself inside a home early Wednesday, forcing a SWAT unit to respond. It happened at home on Spring Mountain Lane and Lost Mountain Road.
  • Unauthorized traffic stops in Greene County

    Unauthorized traffic stops in Greene County

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:13 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:13:42 GMT
    A county manager is accused of making unauthorized traffic stops in Greene County.
    A county manager is accused of making unauthorized traffic stops in Greene County.
Powered by WorldNow

WJBK-TV | Fox 2
16550 West Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075

Main Station: (248) 557-2000
Newsroom: (248) 552-5103

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices