Brother arrested after 13-year-old sister shot in Jefferson County

Jefferson County, Ga., Sheriff's Office
Jefferson County, Ga., Sheriff's Office(Contributed)
Published: Jan. 13, 2023 at 2:46 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 13, 2023 at 5:59 PM EST
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LOUISVILLE, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - A 13-year-old girl is in critical condition after being shot by her brother in Jefferson County on Thursday night.

At 6:30 p.m., the Jefferson County Communications Center received a 911 call for assistance on the 700 block of Academy Drive about a subject with a gunshot wound.

Upon arrival, Louisville police officers and deputies with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office discovered the unresponsive girl with a gunshot wound to the neck.

On Jan. 13, 17-year-old Anthony Maurice Mincey, her brother, was officially charged in relation to his incident. The shooting occurred at their grandparents’ home.

Mincey is charged with cruelty to a child in the 2nd degree, reckless conduct, possession of a firearm by someone under 18, tampering with evidence, and possession of a firearm during the commission of certain crimes. His bond is set for the weekend.

Jefferson County Fire Department and emergency medical crews also responded to the scene.

The victim was transported to Jefferson Hospital, where she was stabilized and transported to Augusta University Medical Center.

His sister remains in critical condition, according to the sheriff’s office.