More details have come to light about the fatal shooting of a 4-year-old

ROCHELLE — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has released more details about the shooting of a 4-year-old girl in Rochelle. The shooting occurred Tuesday and initial information on the shooting was sparse.

On Wednesday, an autopsy was conducted on the body of the 4-year-old victim. Preliminary results indicate that the victim died of a single gunshot wound to the head.

According to the GBI, the early investigation indicates that the 4-year-old was shot while she and her 3-year-old brother were playing with a gun that was found inside the residence on Alley Ave in Rochelle. 

Investigators say the father of the victim, 28-year-old Johnny Lee Kellom, was at the residence with the two children. The firearm was not secured and one of the children gained access to it.

Kellom was taken into custody at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday. He has been charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, tampering with evidence, giving false statements, and reckless conduct. He was transported to the Crisp County Jail where he is being held.

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