A 43-year-old Grandview woman has been charged in connection with the shooting Monday night of her 4-year-old granddaughter, according to authorities.
Taprill R. Barnett faces one count of felony child endangerment.
Barnett told police she was at home cleaning her gun when her daughter arrived with the 4-year-old and another child, according to court records.
Barnett slid the gun under a couch to prevent the children from getting the gun. But after she left the room she heard a “pop” and found the 4-year-old girl, referred to in court records as “S.H.,” shot in the leg.
The 4-year-old survived the injury. Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker issued a statement Tuesday about the charge against Barnett.
“We are fortunate today that another child was not killed due to the irresponsibility of an adult,” Baker said in the statement. “As gun owners, we have the simple responsibility to ensure that these deadly weapons are safely stored.
“This isn’t hard, but it is absolutely life and death.”
Prosecutors requested a bond of $30,000 and asked that Barnett have no unsupervised contact with children.