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Girl shot in face in fair condition; suspect in jail

Published: Monday, September 09, 2013 @ 11:46 AM
Updated: Monday, September 09, 2013 @ 4:18 PM

A 12-year-old girl who was shot in the face by an intruder in her Huber Heights home on Saturday is recovering at Dayton Children’s Hospital where she was in fair condition Monday.

Huber Heights police continue to investigate the shooting that occurred about 6:30 a.m. on Larcomb Drive.

Montgomery County prosecutors approved several charges against the man police believe is responsible for the shooting.

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Bradley Harmon, 21, was arrested on Taylorsville Road Saturday evening and booked into the Montgomery County Jail. He will be charged with felonious assault, aggravated burglary, tampering with evidence and theft of a firearm.

Police said they do not know why the victim was shot, but said Harmon knew the victim because she is friends with one of his family members.

On Saturday morning a man described as white, with short spiked hair and in his early 20s entered the home, went into a bedroom where the girl was sleeping, held a gun to her face and shot her, police said. A friend who was sleeping over was in the same bedroom, but was uninjured. The girl reportedly lives in the home with her father and grandparents, who were home at the time of the shooting.

Police recovered a gun holster down the street from the shooting and reported Monday that they recovered the gun upon Harmon’s arrest.

On a recording of the 911 call made to dispatchers a woman says that her granddaughter was shot in the jaw.

“He went into her bedroom and shot her,” the woman says. She says everyone else in the house was asleep and didn’t see the intruder.

“I was just horrified,” said Mary Starks, who lives next door to the girl’s family. “Nothing like that has ever happened here.”