Huntsville Police charge man with attempted murder of a child

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Lionel Francis

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville police have charged 34-year-old Lionel Francis with the attempted murder of his 20-month-old child.

Police say the victim was shot during a domestic argument on Lockwood Court in southwest Huntsville.

According to authorities, after the shooting Francis waited on scene for police to arrive and was taken into custody.

The victim, whose name is not being released at this time, has been transferred to a Birmingham hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The investigation is ongoing.

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