(Cincinnati)--A mother and her boyfriend have been indicted, in the shooting of a three year-old on girl Dec. 17.
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters says Ebony McDavis and Cordero Warren, have been indicted on multiple counts in the shooting of McDavis’ three-year- old daughter, who remains hospitalized.
Warren and McDavis were living together at 3610 Tacoma Avenue in Cincinnati with McDavis’ daughter when the 911 call came in about a shooting. Cincinnati Police say Warren and McDavis initially blamed the shooting on random gunfire from a group of people in the neighborhood. Police later determined the child was shot in the home.
Warren is charged with possessing a loaded gun at the home. His prior felony conviction for drug trafficking prevents him from legally possessing a firearm. He is also facing a tampering charge based on the fact that the firearm was disposed of and never recovered.
Warren is charged with 1 count of Child Endangering, 1 count of Assault, 1 count of Negligent Assault, 1 count of Tampering with Evidence, 1 count of Weapon under Disability and 1 count of Falsification. If convicted on all charges, he faces the possibility of 17 years in prison.
McDavis is charged with 1 count of Child Endangering, 1 count of Assault, 1 count of Tampering with Evidence and 1 count of Falsification. If convicted on all charges, she faces the possibility of 3 years in prison.
Prosecutor Deters commented in a press release Tuesday afternoon, “It remains a mystery to me how a mother can constantly lie in order to protect a boyfriend when her baby has been shot. Prison is where both of these people should be residing.”