Woman charged in shooting death of 8-year-old in Crittenden County

Published: Apr. 11, 2022 at 9:27 AM CDT
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MARION, Ark. (WMC) - An 8-year-old girl is dead and a woman is facing time behind bars in connection to the shooting death.

Marion Police Department says the 8-year-old victim was shot in the area of Sherwood Cove and Hickory Street around 6 p.m. Sunday. The child was rushed to LeBonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis where she was pronounced deceased.

Investigators were able to identify 24-year-old Shanterria Montgomery as the suspect after talking with people in the area.

Police say the incident was caused after individuals came to the area with “splatterball” guns. It then escalated to gunfire ultimately striking the 8-year-old.

Montgomery is charged with first-degree murder, terroristic act and tampering with physical evidence.

Police say this is still an active and ongoing investigation.

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