Authorities believe a Gainesville man shot his live-in girlfriend this morning, with the bullet grazing her forehead.
The Hall County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 5:32 a.m. call on Branch Street in the New Holland area to find the woman shot. She was taken to the Northeast Georgia Medical Center with nonlife-threatening injuries.
Following interviews with those there at the time of the shooting, Steven Keith Murphy, 27, of Gainesville, was arrested.
Murphy is charged with aggravated assault, cruelty to children and possession of methamphetamine. The woman’s children were there at the time of the shooting, according to the Sheriff’s Office, and the Division of Family and Children Services has been contacted.
Murphy is at the Hall County Jail with no bond awaiting his first appearance, according to the Sheriff’s Office.