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Briefs: Boy, 3, shot himself in the face; Murder suspect arrested in California

Patricko Davis, 21, who allegedly shot and killed a man at a student housing complex in Sandy Springs was arrested in California, police said.
Patricko Davis, 21, who allegedly shot and killed a man at a student housing complex in Sandy Springs was arrested in California, police said.Sandy Springs police

A 3-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the face Thursday night at an apartment in northwest Atlanta. And police said charges may be possible in the incident.

The child, whose name has not been released, was in stable condition at the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite, according to Atlanta police.

The shooting happened around 10 p.m. at the Allen Hills Apartment, a gated complex in the 2900 block of Middleton Road off Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, police spokesman Officer John Chafee said. Investigators said the boy may have been playing with the gun when it discharged.

It’s unclear where the child found the gun and police have not said who owned it. It’s also unclear who else was in the apartment at the time of the shooting and what they were doing when the child found the gun.

Neighbor Ivey McMullen told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that she heard people screaming, “the baby shot himself.”
Charges are possible in the incident, Chafee said.

Sandy Springs Murder Suspect Arrested in California

A man wanted in connection to a deadly shooting at a housing complex for college students in Sandy Springs in July was arrested in California.

Patricko Mondrez Davis, 21, of Atlanta, was arrested late Wednesday night in Bakersfield by U.S. Marshals, Sandy Springs police said Thursday.

Davis is accused of killing 23-year-old Takeenen Williams at the Hub on July 24, police spokesman Capt. Steve Rose said. Investigators said the two had a dispute prior to the shooting. But it's unclear what the dispute was about.

The shooting happened around 4 p.m. at the Hub, extended-stay apartments for students – many of whom attend the Art Institute of Atlanta and American Intercontinental University, police said. Officers responded to the location after getting a call about a person shot, Rose said. When officers arrived they found the victim in the back of the Sheraton Hotel, the spokesman said.

Investigators said the man was shot at least twice in the Hub’s parking lot before he climbed over a fence and collapsed in the back parking lot of the hotel at 800 Hammond Drive. It’s unclear where on the body the man was struck, if he was shot at close range and what type of weapon was used.

Davis was being held at the Kern County jail in Bakersfield until his extradition back to Georgia, police said.