Man pleads not guilty to shooting teenage relative

Published: Oct. 13, 2016 at 9:58 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - An 18-year-old man charged with shooting a teenage relative pleaded not guilty in a Thursday court appearance.

Davon Powell is accused of handling a weapon when it went off and shooting a 13-year-old girl, who was identified as a relative of Powell, in the head.

The victim is expected to be okay.

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Powell is charged with assault and tampering with evidence after, police say, he tossed the weapon in the bushes, following the shooting.

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Powell is due back in court later this month.

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