Two NC men charged after baby girl accidentally shot, killed

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(L-R) Allen Ormond, Kevin Elkins

SNOW HILL, N.C. — Two men have been charged after deputies say an infant girl was accidentally shot and killed.

According to WNCT, the baby was accidentally shot with a “high power rifle” around 9 p.m. Wednesday in Greene County.

The baby’s father, Allen Ormond, 28, has been charged with possession of a firearm by a felon.

WNCT reports that Ormond is a convicted felon.

Deputies also charged 28-year-old Kevin Elkins of Kinston with possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of stolen property.

Deputies say Elkins bought the gun to the house that day. Neither Elkins and Ormond are allowed to carry weapons.

Deputies are not releasing the name of the baby. Both suspects are in the Greene County Detention Center.

Source: WNCT

21 comments

  • FaithC

    This is sick and sad.
    Once again we need harsher punishment for gun crime. NOT MORE GUN CONTROL LAWS. Bring back chain gangs and hard labor.

  • Dana Michelle

    neither were allowed to carry weapons….

    ….. and thats the problem with gun laws. they do nothing to stop criminals. the only people impacted are the people who FOLLOW the law

  • Sammy 2 Hats

    Stricter punishment for felons with guns. Neither of these tools would have been able to legally obtain a firearm with the current laws.

  • Lee

    That’s why everyday I lose faith in the American justice system laws pertaining to everything are too soft I think public hangings should come back,prisons have cable tv,soft beds,workout rooms all of this for what right now god is holding this child that was killed that is the only comfort to this news piece :(

  • Factsman

    If there is a gun in a home, it is 22 times more likely to be used to kill or injure a member of the gun-owner’s family (due to domestic homicide, suicide, or unintentional shooting) than to be used in self-defense (source: http://www.bradycampaign.org).

    • Dana Michelle

      tell me mr fact man – what number of homes experience ANY episode of domestic violence or suicide compare to the number of homes where a self defense shooting occurs?

      your stat is BS – of course its going to be 22 times more likely because thats a much larger subset of the population than the number of homes where self defense shootings occur.

      i bet driving a car makes it thousands of times more likely to be killed in a MVA than walking to work. using your logic we should outlaw them too.

      • Factsman

        Let me try explaining this a different way.

        If you have a gun in your house, you might someday use it to defend yourself from an intruder. But, based on national statistics, that gun is actually much more likely — 22 times more likely — to end up being used to kill or wound a member of your family (through accidental shooting, attempted suicide, suicide, attempted homicide, or homicide.)

        So if you want to make your homes safer, consider melting down your guns and turning them into paper weights.

    • l337g33k

      That’s a loaded statistic which is biased with rhetorical information. I can just as easily purport that a commuter is 99% more likely to be involved in a car accident than someone who doesn’t drive. See what I did there?

      And to sink that stupid “22x more likely” BS, here’s is the reason. “An average of 46 Americans committed suicide with guns each day between 2003 and 2007. In fact, more Americans killed themselves with guns during those years than with all other methods combined.”

      If someone is going to kill themselves, they will find away. Don’t lump these gun suicides in to make a convenient statistic which supports your agenda.

      I just destroyed you Factsman.

      • Factsman

        You say:
        “That’s a loaded statistic which is biased with rhetorical information. I can just as easily purport that a commuter is 99% more likely to be involved in a car accident than someone who doesn’t drive.”

        I say:
        You’re correct about that commuter.
        That means (using your words with a slight change) –“I can just as easily purport that [if there is a gun in a house it] is [22 times] more likely to [kill or wound a member of the gun owner’s family].

  • Jenn

    Harsher punishments for gun involved crimes and more strict gun laws will result in people who were once able to defend themselves getting hurt and killed. Tell me, if a felon KNOWS it’s against the law to have a firearm, why did these 2 have one? If we adopt stricter gun laws, whats going to stop criminals from committing the crime? If you read this story correctly Kevin Elkins most likely stole the gun from someone else. Even if we did make it harder for criminals to carry guns, they would steal them. Now tell me this, someone has a gun to your childs head and you could’ve saved him or her, but because you followed the sheep and voted for stricter gun laws your child is gone, so now your left wondering, if you had a gun would the outcome had been different? You 0robably would’ve had a 25% more likely chance of saving your child if you had a gun. I’d rather have that 25% chance then no chance at all.

  • Joe

    With it being an accident. Manslaughter is all that can be charged at this time.

    I agree with stiffer penalties and harder punishment.

    I and my wife are CCW holders and we have firearms in out homes.

    Please Mr FACTSMAN, let me have your real name and wear a shirt that says “do not protect me and my loved ones if we need help, we hate guns”!

    If you do not like guns, don’t own one. But please quit putting me in the same category as these felons that are still breaking the law.

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