A 25-year-old woman was arrested from USA’s Rockwood region for fatally shooting a four-year-old girl last Sunday, according to authorities.
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The arrested woman, who was identified as Breanna Gayle Runions, claimed the incident happened when she was trying to demonstrate gun safety.
In a statement released, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) said: “Special agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, working alongside investigators from the Rockwood Police Department, have arrested and charged a woman in connection to the shooting death of a four-year-old girl.”
“At the request of 9th Judicial District Attorney General Russell Johnson, TBI agents joined the investigation into the death of Evangeline Gunter shortly after it occurred Sunday at a home in the 100 block of Airport Road,” read the statement.
Authorities arrested Runions and charged her with one count of First-Degree Felony Murder and one count of Aggravated Child Abuse.
She remained in the custody of the Roane County Jail on USD 1.5 million bond.