Liberty Twp. grandmother accused of shooting baby indicted

Credit: Nick Graham

Credit: Nick Graham

A Liberty Twp. woman was indicted Friday by a grand jury on multiple felonious assault charges stemming from domestic violence last month that ended with her allegedly shooting her infant granddaughter in the head.

Mia Desiree Harris, 43, is scheduled to be in Butler County Common Pleas Court for arraignment Tuesday on the indictment of three counts of felonious assault and improperly discharging a firearm at or into a habitation, all second-degree felonies.

Harris is accused of shooting the 6-month-old girl and assaulting two others shortly before 2 a.m. on Dec. 9 at Lakota Pointe Townhomes on Dutchview Court.

The baby remains hospitalized, according to officials.

Harris is being held in the Butler County Jail in lieu of $1.5 million bond.

During a preliminary hearing last month in Butler County Area II Court, Butler County Sheriff’s Office Detective Dan Turner testified describing the shooting scene as chaotic.

Court documents signed by Turner say Harris struck a person in the face with her fist and “broke down a locked bedroom door after firing a handgun through the bedroom door multiple times.”

Harris allegedly assaulted another person by trying to shoot them in the head at close range, “but missed,” then shot the child in the head while the baby was lying on a bed, according to the complaints.

There was a tussle in the bedroom, Harris dropped the 9-millimeter Ruger and it was discovered under the bed, Turner said.

Harris then left the apartment in a Buick Enclave, and was seen trying the wrong way on Interstate 75 near the Monroe rest area, before driving back to the apartment where she was arrested, he said.

Harris told detectives the girl wasn’t her granddaughter and after shooting the baby she was, “Sorry, not sorry,” Turner testified.

Staff Writer Rick McCrabb contributed to this report

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