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More charges filed in shooting of Fayetteville man, daughter

Posted March 24, 2011 12:23 p.m. EDT
Updated March 25, 2011 2:49 p.m. EDT

— Police on Thursday filed more charges in the Tuesday night shooting of a man and his 7-year-old daughter after a wreck on Bragg Boulevard.

Eric Samuel Jones Jr., 21, of 2515 Cattail Circle, was initially charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. He now also faces two counts of discharging a firearm into occupied property and a third charge of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.

The new charges raised his bond from $100,000 to $550,000.

Darrick Kelly, 32, and his two daughters, ages 7 and 4, were in a car on Bragg Boulevard near William Clark Road at about 9:30 p.m. when a Cadillac rear-ended their Saturn, police said.

The driver of the Cadillac then ran over to Kelly's car, pulled out a .22-caliber revolver and began firing, police said. Kelly was shot three times, and his daughter Dakia was shot four times.

Four-year-old Keniya Sanders was unharmed.

Kelly was released from the hospital on Wednesday, and Dakia was released Friday morning.

Police haven't determined a motive for the shooting.

Investigators are working with federal authorities on possible federal weapons charges against Jones, who police say was convicted in 2007 of two counts each of felony breaking and entering and larceny.