Man pleads not guilty to shooting teenage relative

Man pleads not guilty to shooting teenage relative

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.

Powell is due back in court later this month.

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