$1 million bond set for man accused of shooting toddler in head

$1 million bond set for man accused of shooting toddler in head
Quinton Hoskins, 23, has been charged with first degree murder. (Source: WMC-TV)

OSCEOLA, AR (KAIT) - An Osceola man is being held on a $1 million bond after police say he pointed a loaded gun at a two-year-old child and pulled the trigger.

Quinton Hoskins, 23, has been charged with first degree murder, as well as endangering the welfare of an incompetent person, hindering apprehension, and tampering with physical evidence.

According to the probable cause affidavit, on the night of May 1, Hoskins shot his girlfriend’s child in the head.

Initially, Hoskins and Carnysha Love claimed they were walking home from the store when they heard gunshots and realized her 2-year-old son had been shot.

Upon further investigation, officers learned that Hoskins pointed a gun at the child and “deliberately pulled the trigger” while inside a home in the 400-block of Buckingham.

Hoskins reportedly got rid of the firearm before police arrived.

Officers learned that Hoskins pointed a gun at the child and “deliberately pulled the trigger” while inside a home.
Officers learned that Hoskins pointed a gun at the child and “deliberately pulled the trigger” while inside a home.

According to the court documents, Love was present during the shooting and “lied about the facts of the incident to intentionally mislead officers about what really happened.”

Detectives said a 4-month-old baby was present when Hoskins opened fire.

On Monday, May 6, a Mississippi County judge found probable cause to arrest Hoskins. He’s being held on $1 million bond. The judge also issued a no-contact order with Carnysha Love.

Hoskins is scheduled to appear in circuit court on May 22 for arraignment.

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