Arrest made in shooting that injured 7-year-old Marion girl

Tony Cotton. (Photo: Marion Police Department)
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MARION, Ind. (WTHR) – The suspect who fired shots into a Marion home, injuring a 7-year-old girl, has been arrested.

According to the Marion Police Department, the shooting occurred around 6:10 p.m. near the 1000 block of West 17th Street.

When officers arrived on scene, they say family members said a 7-year-old girl had been inside the home and was struck by a bullet.

Police say the girl was flown to a hospital in Fort Wayne in stable condition. The injury did not appear to be life threatening.

On Oct. 25, Marion police arrested 25-year-old Tony Cotton for attempted murder, criminal recklessness with a firearm and battery committed with a deadly weapon for the shooting injury of the 7-year-old girl.

Police say Cotton was arrested on Oct. 20 for possession of marijuana. According to police, he was unable to bond out of jail which "gave police time to continue building evidence with the investigation."

Cotton was booked into jail with bond set at $300,000.

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