Man charged in July 4 shooting of 12-year-old girl

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man is behind bars after a 12-year-old girl was hurt in a shooting on the 4th of July in Frayser.

Memphis police responded to the 1200 block of Durham and the 3300 block of Millington Street at a fire station just after 1 a.m. Sunday.

A woman drove her 12-year-old daughter to the fire station with a gunshot wound to her right arm, according to an affidavit.

Police found 15 spent shell casings outside the home on Durham, records show.

The girl’s mother told police her daughter and son were enjoying a 4th of July celebration that day with her sister.

At some point, the daughter asked her mother to come to get them because the mother’s sister was fighting with her boyfriend, records show.

When the mother showed up at the home, her sister’s boyfriend, identified as Adren Johnson, 29, allegedly began threatening her and followed her out of the home, police said.

She told police she heard gunshots as she tried to get her kids in the car, and turned to see Johnson shooting a handgun at them, records show.

The 12-year-old was taken to LeBonheur.

Police went to the hospital, where Johnson was identified in a photo lineup.

He’s charged with three counts of attempted first-degree murder and three counts of employment of a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony.