Suspect Charged In Death Of 1-Year-Old Girl

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - UPDATE 11/13/2017: Shawn Moore was arraigned Monday morning and is in jail on $50,000 bond.

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UPDATE 11/11/17:  25-year-old, Shawn Moore is behind bars in connection with the death of 1-year-old Robin Keefer.

According to Memphis Police, Moore put his gun on the bed where Keefer was.

Family members heard a gunshot and found Robin shot.

Witnesses told officers that Moore grabbed the gun and ran from the apartment.

During the investigation officers determined that Robin Keefer had been accidentally shot by a 3-year-old sibling with Moore’s gun.

Moore turned himself in to police Friday.

Moore is charged with Criminally Negligent Homicide, Convicted Felon in Possession of a handgun and Tampering with evidence.

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A Memphis family is devastated after an infant girl who recently celebrated her first birthday died after being shot. Family identified that baby as Robin Keefer, described by loved ones as  full of laughs.

It happened around 7:30 a.m. Friday morning at an apartment in the 3500 block of south Mendenhall in Fox Meadows.

Police say a person of interest is now in custody. Authorities are working to determine whether that infant was shot intentionally or accidentally, in a case being investigated as a homicide.

"It's like a nightmare, it's like a dream I can't wake up out of,” says the child’s great aunt Wanda Keefer.

But that nightmare is reality for Keefer as she struggled to make sense of the sudden death of her great niece Robin.

"It's just something you never think would happen, something you think wouldn't happen to you own family,” says Keefer.

The news slowly sunk in for Keefer and other family members as they huddled outside LeBonheur Children's Hospital shortly after doctors said they couldn't save the 1-year-old girl.

"She was a good baby, every time you see Robin she'll be laughing a lot, she'd be sitting up,” says Keefer.

Investigators aren't releasing much information about the circumstances surrounding the shooting, which happened at the Cedar Mills apartment complex. Friday afternoon, police detained a 24-year-old man they called a person of interest, who they say ran away after the shooting.

"You didn't have to do that right there, let them know what happened,” says Keefer. "The ones that have these guns, put em up, put a safety on these guns, because these guns out here are killing babies, killing everybody.”

Police haven't announced any charges for that person of interest in custody.

This is the seventh time since August that a Mid-South child was hit by gunfire. Robin Keefer is now the fourth such child to die as a result.


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