A drug-dealing suspect confessed Tuesday to leaving his loaded gun at an Evans home where a 2-year-old girl was accidentally shot in the abdomen.
That girl is fighting for her life at Augusta University Medical Center with multiple surgeries from Monday’s shooting at 817 Cummings Road.
On Tuesday afternoon, Andre Armon Green showed up at the sheriff’s office and said the loaded Ruger 9mm belonged to him. He was a family friend to the residents who lived in Evans.
Sheriff’s Maj. Steve Morris said Green led investigators to the area where he threw the gun into the woods. A K9 was deployed and located the magazine first and then a compact Ruger 9mm.
Green, 24, was charged with tampering with evidence and reckless conduct and was released after posting a $6,200 bond.
The shooting happened Monday at 817 Cummings Road in Evans. From a press release: “It was determined that a 2 year old, an 8 year old and a 6 year old arrived at the residence with their mother, Stephanie Thomas. The children were watching TV alone in the living room when the 8 year old male discovered a handgun and began playing with it. He then accidentally fired the handgun and the 2 year old female was struck in the abdomen.”
Green is the same man arrested in January after the Richmond County Sheriff’s Narcotics and Gang Division found over a pound of marijuana and stolen guns while executing a search warrant on 1910 Valley Spring Road. He was charged in January with Oxycodone & marijuana possession with intent to distribute and theft by receiving from another state – felony. Those charges are still pending. Three others were also charged.
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