ATLANTA -- Police have identified the man accused of shooting an 8-year-old girl as she slept in her bed.
Investigators plan to charge 33-year-old Jacobe Antoine Gilbert with aggravated assault.
The incident happened around 10:30 p.m. Monday at the Hollywood Shawnee Apartments on Gun Club Road in northwest Atlanta.
Atlanta Police Night Commander Capt. Tim Peek said Gilbert got in an argument with someone in the parking lot outside the child's apartment. He fired a shot with a high-powered rifle. The bullet went through a wooden wall, passed through a drywall and entered the girl's mattress, striking her in the leg.
The girl is reported in stable condition at Children's Healthcare at Egleston. Her name was not released.
Gilbert is described as black, 5 feet 6 inches tall and 160 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Anyone who sees him or knows his whereabouts is asked to call 911 or Atlanta Police at 404-658-6486.