WAYCROSS, Ga. - A man was arrested in Ware County on Sunday after his 10-year-old daughter was accidentally shot and killed.
Detectives said Joshua Jowers, 33, is a convicted felon and possessed several firearms in his home, according to the Ware County Sheriff's Office. He is being held in the Ware County Jail.
Taylor Jowers was shot on Friday by a older relative. Detectives said she asked to hold a 12-gauge shotgun in her home on Jana Lane. Her parents were at work at the time.
The boy ran next door to call 911. He is not facing any charges at this time. Sheriff Randy Royal called the situation a "tragedy."
An autopsy on Jowers was scheduled Monday at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab in Savannah.
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