According to Newport Police, 35-year-old Robert Friar shot into the bedroom of a home in the 1700 block of Daughtery Street around 2:30a Wednesday morning.
Police, 21-year-old Delana Aguerre Roddy was shot approximately 3 or 4 times in the torso. In the bed was 1-year-old Tacari Danielle Briggs who also suffered a gunshot wound. Court documents state she and Tacari had been asleep in one of the bedrooms when the shooting happened.
Several attempts were made to save Tacari, but they were unsuccessful.
Newport police received a 911 call from woman telling dispatchers that someone had shot her daughter and granddaughter multiple times through the window of their bedroom.
Tacari was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Roddy was airlifted to UAMS in Little Rock, listed in critical condition at the time, but has since been upgraded to stable.
According to an affidavit released on Friday, Roddy told investigators she and Friar had been in a relationship and that she had been threatened by Friar recently, noting a text message from him telling her to "kiss her mom and kids goodbye."
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