REDFORD TOWNSHIP, MI – Jonclaude Norwood Sr., 27-years-old and Melissa Ann Kiser, 27-years-old, both of Redford Township, have been charged in connection with the non-fatal shooting of their five-year-old daughter Karina Norwood, by their four-year-old son.
On July 6, 2020 at approximately 1:39 a.m., Redford Township police officers were dispatched to a residence in the 26500 block of Plymouth Road in Redford Township, in response to a call about child shot in the head.
Upon arrival, the officers located the injured five-year-old girl. Medics arrived on the scene and transported the child to a local hospital for treatment of her injuries. It is alleged that her four-year-old brother found an unsecured handgun belonging to a relative of his parents and shot his sister in the head.
Jonclaude Norwood, Sr. and Melissa Ann Kiser have each been charged with two counts of Child Abuse – Second Degree.
Prosecutor Kym Worthy said, “All of these cases are tragic. Young, precious lives are being forever altered and even lost, and we can absolutely prevent this. If you choose to have guns in your homes, please make sure that children and teens do not have easy access. It is that simple.“Norwood and Kiser are expected to be arraigned Monday, August 3, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. in 17th District Court.
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