Man charged in 7-year-old’s shooting death at Nashville apartment

Courtesy: Metro-Nashville Police Department

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Shattered glass and a bullet hole mark the tragedy that took place at J.C. Napier Homes near downtown Nashville.

A make-shift memorial of balloons and stuffed animals has been placed outside Harmony Warfield’s home – serving as a painful reminder to neighbors about the young life cut short.

Sandra Black, one of Harmony’s neighbors, said she still can’t believe what happened. Her granddaughter and Harmony played together every day.

“It doesn’t seem like she is gone,” Sandra Black said. “Why? That is what I keep asking. Why?”

Harmony Warfield was accidentally shot in the head on June 6 by a two-year-old boy who picked up a handgun and fired it inside their apartment.

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Police have arrested Anthony Sanders, who allegedly kept a gun in the home where Harmony was shot.

Surveillance cameras captured Sanders, an ex-con, outside the home talking on his cell phone when the shooting happened.

According to police, when Sanders saw Harmony lying on the floor, he picked up the gun and fled the area, saying he could not go back to prison.

Another neighbor, who asked News 2 not to reveal her identity, described a chaotic scene, with medics running into the apartment.

Three other children were reportedly inside the apartment at the time.

Sandra Black told News 2 she doesn’t have the heart to explain to her granddaughter what happened to Harmony.

“You know, as a grown man, you never leave a gun around when you have kids around,” Black said. “As I said a little while ago, kids don’t understand.”

Sanders was convicted of kidnapping in 2008 and received an eight-year sentence. He was released from prison last June.

Federal agents arrested Sanders on Wednesday. If convicted, he could face up to 10 years in prison.