Shauneequa Monique JonesBrandon Maurice Stewart

SAVANNAH, GA (November 27, 2014): Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police have charged the mother of a 6-year-old girl who was shot in a domestic dispute last Thursday and added a charge against the man believed to have shot the child.

Shauneequa Monique Jones, 22, has been charged with cruelty to children. The same charge has been added to two other warrants against Brandon Maurice Stewart, 20. He has been sought since Violent Crimes detectives determined soon after the shooting that the child was shot during a domestic dispute between him and the child’s mother.

Jones  had called police to Wheaton Street near East Broad Street about 8:44 a.m.  She reported she was walking her daughter to school and heard a noise before her daughter complained and she discovered the child had been shot. Police searched their apartment nearby on Wilder Street and discovered the shooting actually took place there.

Jones’ two children have been placed into the custody of the Department of Family and Children Services. Detectives are seeking the public’s help in locating Stewart.

Anyone with information on Stewart’s location is asked to call Emergency 911. They also can call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

A confidential Tip Line also is open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124.