Argument over use of a car leads to death of Georgia toddler

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- (4/17/2019) - Officials say a 2-year-old Augusta girl is dead because of a fight over a car.

Marquie Gunter, 28, is charged in the murder of a 2-year-old girl in Augusta.

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office says the child's mother, 19-year-old Jackqueline Ingram, and her boyfriend, 28-year-old Marquie Gunter, were arguing over who could use a car when Gunter started firing a gun outside a home on Meadowbrook Drive.

The gunshots hit the vehicle and Ingram ran inside the home for protection. Officials say Gunter then kicked open the door and fired the gun again, this time hitting 2-year-old Ja'Ziah Pollard in the head.

The toddler was taken to the hospital, where she later died.

Gunter has been charged with murder, aggravated assault, second-degree criminal damage to property, possession of a firearm in the commission of a crime, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Gunter and Ingram have a child together, but he was not related to Ja'Ziah.

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