DeKalb County

4-year-old dead after shooting herself in mother’s car, police say

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — A 4-year-old girl died Sunday after she shot herself on Interstate 85 in DeKalb County.

Police responded to a shooting call on the northbound lanes at North Druid Hills Road around 7:30 p.m.

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When officers arrived, they found a 4-year-old Kendal Lewis dead in the backseat of a car with a gunshot wound.


Police said her mother Kaelin Lewis was driving northbound on I-85 when Kendal found a firearm in the backseat. The 4-year-old shot herself and died from her injuries, according to investigators.

Officers arrested Lewis on cruelty to children in the second degree charge, Channel 2 confirmed for Channel 2 Action News This Morning. She was transported to the DeKalb County Jail.

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