Philly man arrested in shooting of 1-year-old and her mother
The woman, 33, was shot twice in the back, police said, and her infant daughter once in the stomach.
A man has been arrested and charged with shooting his girlfriend and her 1-year-old daughter Thursday morning in their Southwest Philadelphia home.
Desmond Brunson, 34, who lives on the 1100 block of South 56th Street, was charged with aggravated assault, endangering the welfare of a child, false reports, and related offenses, police announced Saturday.
According to police, Brunson told officers who responded to a call about “a person with a gun” at his home at 1:51 a.m. Thursday that he had left the residence for 10 minutes and when he returned found his girlfriend unresponsive in a bedroom on the second floor bleeding from the nose.
The woman, 33, whose identity police have not disclosed, was shot twice in the back, police said, and her young daughter once in the stomach.
The mother was taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where she remained Saturday in critical condition. Her child was in stable condition at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Police said Saturday they did not know Brunson’s relationship to the child.
Brunson is being held in Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility pending a preliminary hearing scheduled for Nov. 10. Bail was set at 10% of $500,000, according to court records.