Suspect formally charged in the murder of girlfriend's 2-year-old daughter

By  | 

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Marquie Gunter is officially charged in the murder of 2-year-old Ja'Ziah Pollard.

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- A suspect has been indicted after deputies say he murdered his girlfriend's daughter in April.

Marquie Gunter was indicted on charges of murder, aggravated assault family violence, possession of a firearm, and others. Deputies say he was in an argument with his girlfriend when he opened fire in the doorway of a home, hitting 2-year-old Ja'Ziah Pollard.

It's still unclear whether Gunter was aiming at Ja'Ziah, her mother, or something else.

Gunter was not even supposed to be around kids due to his conviction on child molestation charges.

Check back with News 12 for the latest in this developing story.

Copyright 2019 WRDW/WAGT. All rights reserved.