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Man in Custody in Shooting at That Wounded Toddler: Little Elm Police

25-year-old Demetrius Davis turned himself in after shooting outside a convenience store

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The man accused of shooting a child in the leg while targeting his girlfriend's family's vehicle after an argument Thursday afternoon is in custody, Little Elm police said Sunday.

Demetrius Davis, 25, turned himself in Sunday morning, police said.

He is being held in the Denton County jail on charges of aggravated assault of a family member and two charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to jail records. His bail has not been set.

Police said Davis pulled up the Watts Grocery Store at King Road and Rose Lane in Hackberry at about 2 p.m. and fired multiple shots toward a car.

Inside the car were Davis's girlfriend, her sister, and a toddler. One of the bullets struck the child in the leg.

The child was transported in stable condition to a Dallas-area children's hospital. No other injuries were reported.

It's not immediately clear who is the parent of injured child.

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Witnesses said the scene was chaotic as people jumped into action to help the little girl.

The suspected shooter's girlfriend told police she and Davis lived in Richardson and that they had been in an argument earlier in the day. No other motive for the shooting or details about the incident were given.

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