Kionta Parks wanted in shooting death of 11-year-old girl in Spalding County apartment

The sheriff’s office reported that they were looking for a man named Kionta Jahaun Parks, suspected of fatally shooting an 11-year-old child in Spalding County.

The incident happened shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday at the Northside Hills Apartments in Spalding Heights.

According to Sheriff Darrell Dix, the child was hit by a bullet meant for someone else.

According to Sheriff Dix, one of the bullets flew through the victim’s bedroom window and hit her, causing her instant death.

The victim’s identity has yet to be released by the sheriff’s office, but the Griffin-Spalding County School System has identified her as a sixth-grade student at Cowan Road Middle School, and a letter has been released. sent to the parents to offer their condolences.

Superintendent Keith Simmons expressed his sadness and empathy for the family and friends of the victim, and additional grief counselors will be available at schools to help students deal with their emotions.

The district advised parents to discuss the loss of life with their children and help them deal with the loss. Meanwhile, authorities have declared Parks armed and dangerous and are asking for the public’s help in locating him.

He is charged with murder and cruelty to children.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office at 770-467-4282 or dial 911.

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