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Girl shot inside moving vehicle on Hwy. 138

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office investigators made an arrest on Sept. 1 in connection with a 15-year-old girl from Fulton County being shot earlier that day inside a moving vehicle on Ga. Highway 138 in north Fayette County.

Sheriff’s spokesman Brent Rowan said investigators arrested a 16-year-old Fairburn girl on charges of reckless conduct and possession of a firearm by a person under the age 18.

Rowan said the case involved the 16-year-old female accidentally discharging a firearm inside a moving vehicle on Hwy. 138 where she was a passenger in a rear seat. When the firearm was accidentally discharged a 15-year-old juvenile front seat passenger was struck by the stray bullet, Rowan said.

Rowan said the 15-year-old was transported to Grady Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries at the time of the incident. The 16-year-old female is currently being held in a juvenile youth detention facility, Rowan added.

Sheriff’s investigators in another case made an arrest on Aug. 9 involving an identity theft case which occurred April 10. Rowan said investigators arrested Milton Coleman, 22, of Gainesville, charging him with identity fraud.

Rowan said the case involved Coleman unlawfully cashing a forged Heritage Bank check belonging to a Fayette County business.

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