8-Year-Old’s Alleged Shooter Arrested, Held On $2.2M Bond (VIDEO)

Source: Jeff Smith and Ray Villeda / NBC DFW

A man accused of shooting an 8-year-old boy in the face Tuesday afternoon in Dallas is being held on a $2.2 million bond.

D.J. Maiden, who turned 8 on Sunday, was shot at the La Bella Palm apartment complex on Royal Lane. The boy’s grandfather, George Locklin, said his grandson was shot while collecting toys he had gotten for his birthday.

“It’s unbelievable,” Locklin said. “I mean, I don’t know anyone that could put it into words.”

“Mother sends you out to gather your toys and, you know, someone fires two shots at you,” he said. “I mean, [we] just can’t put it into — we coping with it, you know?”

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