An off-duty Georgia detention officer was shot in the head during an argument with her stepdaughter on Wednesday, the sheriff’s office confirmed.
AJC reports that 34-year-old Amanda Moore, a Spalding County detention officer, was flown to the Atlanta Medical Center after the shooting, according to sheriff’s office spokesman Capt. Dwayne Jones. The incident occurred at at home off of the 1200 block of Ethridge Mill Road at around 3:30 p.m.
Police arrived to the scene after another child in the home reportedly witnessed the incident and ran to a neighbor’s home. The neighbor, a nurse, called 911, then rendered medical aid until first responders made it to the home.
When officers arrived, they spotted a 16-year-old girl walking away from the home and detained her.
“She was very calm and she didn’t put up a fight. She didn’t say anything–just very stoic. She didn’t have the gun. She had left that at the house,” Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix told FOX 5.
Inside the home, police found Moore unresponsive, with a gunshot wound to the left side of her head. She’s now breathing on her own after suffering a few strokes. She remains in the hospital in stable condition.
A GoFundMe page, which describes Moore as “loving and devoted,” has been set up to help the family out with medical expenses. According to the page, Moore has a long rong to recovery with rehabilitation.
Meanwhile, the 16-year-old was arrested. Investigators indicated they will try to charge the teen as an adult.
The story continues to develop. Check back with CrimeOnline as additional details become available.
[Feature Photo: Amanda Moore/Handout]