Fairfield police issue warrant for man in connection to shooting of 7-year-old girl

Fairfield police issue warrant for man in connection to shooting of 7-year-old girl
Antinique has undergone two surgeries. (Source: Family)
Antinique has undergone two surgeries. (Source: Family)

FAIRFIELD, AL (WBRC) - Police say a dispute over a possible Facebook post may have led to a shooting that injured a seven-year-old girl.

Fairfield police said they are closing in on the two men who fired the shots last Saturday around 4 p.m. at Demetrius Newton Gardens.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Jarett Boykin, 24, aka "Poochie G." Police say Boykin was shooting at another black male who reportedly dissed him on Facebook.

Residents heard the shots and said that children were playing outside at the time.

Antinique Thomas had been shot. Thomas' mother, Shametia Green, and her stepfather, Theodis Evans, ran outside to rescue her.

"We picked her up. I was yelling, 'You shot my daughter, you shot my daughter.' They were looking right at us. I was afraid they were going to turn around and retaliate. I took them and ran into the house," Evans said.

Thomas has had two surgeries at Children's of Alabama and her recovery hasn't been easy. The bullet hit her in the back and exited through her stomach, damaging  her bladder.

"In her right leg, she can't lift it up. She can move it but she can't lift it. They have to see if there is nerve damage," Green said.

Fairfield Police Chief Leon Davis says their investigation is looking into an allegation the heated disputed was started in part due to a Facebook post.

Thomas will celebrate her eighth birthday next month and was supposed to be baptized. Her family said that will have to wait. 

Meanwhile Antinique's family still has a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

"We will be here with our little girl. We have family and friends come and help us out," Green said.

Anyone with information on Boykin's location should call police at 205-786-4111.

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