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Byaer Johnson, N.J. dad, arrested after allegedly shooting 11-year-old daughter in the face

camden police car, squad car, new jersey, file photo KYW-TV

camden police car, squad car, new jersey, file photo
File photo of a Camden police vehicle in New Jersey
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(CBS) Police say an 11-year-old girl is in critical condition after being shot in the face by her father in a New Jersey home on Thursday night, CBS Philly reports.

Investigators said 27-year-old Byaer Johnson apparently entered the home to visit his young daughter. At point, they say, he was asked to leave, then picked up his handgun and shot his daughter in the face.

The girl was rushed to Cooper University Hospital where she is listed in critical but stable condition, according to CBS Philly. Authorities said the girl could suffer paralysis as a result of her injuries.

Investigators say that after allegedly shooting his daughter, Johnson pointed the gun at a 28-year-old man in the home and pulled the trigger, but the weapon jammed. The man reportedly wrestled with Johnson, obtained his gun and then fired it at him, hitting Johnson in the buttocks.

Police found Johnson running toward an apartment complex and took him into custody, CBS Philly reports. The 28-year-old man is not expected to be charged in the shooting attack.

Johnson is being treated for his injury and is expected to be transferred to the Camden County Jail. He faces charges of criminal attempted murder and other weapons offenses.

  • Crimesider Staff

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