Woman, boyfriend arrested in connection to Wednesday shooting of 9-year-old boy

Woman, boyfriend arrested in connection to Wednesday shooting of 9-year-old boy

June 7th, 2019 by Staff Report in Breaking News

Updated at 4:01 p.m. on Friday, June 7, 2019, with more information.

Genesis Suggs

Genesis Suggs

Photo by Hamilton County Sheriff's Office

An argument between a woman and her boyfriend is what led to a 9-year-old boy being shot early Tuesday, according to Hamilton County Court records.

Genesis Suggs, 34, and Deisman Harrison, 31, face multiple charged in connection to the incident.

Suggs took a boy to a local hospital just before 1 a.m. with a gunshot wound to the face, court records state. Police were called and she told them the boy had been shot while they were at a party on Taylor Street. A specific address wasn't listed, but she later showed police the exact house in which she claimed the party took place.

She told police the boy was in front of the house when he was shot in the jaw.

Deisman Harrison

Deisman Harrison

Photo by Hamilton County Sheriff's Office

But "through a series of interviews, it was determined Ms. Suggs had made numerous false statements to police," court records state. " Significant police resources were unnecessarily expended in an attempt to locate a crime scene."

Then on Thursday, Suggs went to the police station and admitted to lying about the circumstances of the shooting, court records state. She proceeded to tell police the boy was shot while at her boyfriend's house.

She said she and Harrison were arguing and physically struggling over a phone in his bedroom when they bumped into a dresser, court records show. A black, small pistol was atop the dresser and fell to the floor where it discharged.

Suggs said she then heard the boy screaming in the living room and found he'd been hit.

When police spoke to Harrison, though, he said the shooting did not occur in his apartment and he wasn't present when the boy was shot, according to court records.

Regardless, Harrison was charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, and unlawful carrying or possession of a weapon. Suggs was also charged with aggravated assault and reckless endangerment, as well as making false reports.

They were booked into the Hamilton County Jail on Friday. Harrison's bond was set at $25,000 and Suggs' at $15,000.

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