Osage County Girl Gets Shot In Head With BB Gun

Friday, October 5th 2018, 5:25 pm
By: Amy Avery

An 8-year-old is recovering after a family member shot her in the head with a BB gun.

Now two Green Country agencies are working together to figure out how it happened.

Osage County Deputies said the little girl was brought to St. John after the shooting before she was flown to Oklahoma City. She is expected to make a full recovery, but deputies are still investigating to figure out why a family member would do something like this.

“We don’t typically get calls like that everyday especially from an adult causing that type of an injury. I mean you expect a child unsupervised but not an adult,” said Investigator William Gee. 
Tulsa Police responded to St. John Medical Center on Monday night after the 8-Year-Old girl came in with a gunshot wound to the head. It happened at a home northwest of Tulsa in Osage County but the family didn't call 911. 

“I don’t think they knew the severity of it with it being a bb gun … she was bleeding so they wrapped her up with a towel and loaded her into the car and drove her but then when they got to the hospital they found out how serious it was,” said Investigator Steve Talbert. 

Osage County Sheriff's deputies went to the home and said everything looked normal when they got there.

“We recovered a couple pieces of BB gun that he had obviously broke in half,” said Gee.  

They started questioning the family about what happened and figured out the girl's biological father, Christopher Childers, was the one who pulled the trigger. He was taken into custody but later released because he said it was an accident. 

“According to his statement, she jumped out in front of him as he was pulling the trigger,” said Talbert. 

Even though BB guns are very dangerous, investigators say they were surprised to see how much damage it actually did.

“I didn’t think they would shoot hard enough to penetrate someone’s skull. We’ve actually saw 22 wounds that didn’t do as much damage,” said Gee. 

The Osage County Sheriff's Office said they will finish up their investigation and then pass it along to the D.A. to decide if there will be any charges pending for the father.