GBI: 13-year-old girl wounded in exchange of gunfire with Fayette sheriff’s deputy

STAFF REPORT :::

A 13-year-old girl was shot Wednesday night when law enforcement officials say she fired upon a man attempting a custody exchange and a sheriff’s deputy.

The father, 38-year-old Vincent Emanuel Frasca, of Marietta, was wounded by gunfire.

Authorities say the deputy returned fire, striking the 13-year-old girl.

The deputy was uninjured.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is investigating the officer involved shooting in Fayetteville at the request of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.

According to the GBI, preliminary information indicates that at 8:44 p.m., Vincent Emanual Frasca, age 38, of Marietta, called the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office watch desk and requested law enforcement assistance with a custody exchange involving a three-year-old at 135 Carnoustie Way, Fayetteville.

At 8:52 p.m., a Fayette County deputy arrived at the entrance to the gated community where he met with Frasca and following him to the home.

Frasca parked in the driveway in front of the home and walked to the bottom of the front porch steps where he stood.

Officials say that as the deputy was walking up the driveway toward Frasca, a 13-year-old female armed with a handgun exited the home onto the front porch and allegedly began shooting, firing multiple shots and striking Frasca.

The deputy returned fire, striking the minor female.

The 13-year-old girl was transported by emergency medical services (EMS) to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta – Egleston Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Frasca was transported by EMS to Grady Memorial Hospital where he remains in stable condition.

Upon completion of the GBI’s independent investigation, the case file will be turned over to the Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office for review.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact the GBI Region 2 Field Office in Columbus at 706.565.7888. Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 800.597.TIPS (8477), online at https://gbi.georgia.gov/submit-tips-online or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.

This is the 54th officer involved shooting the GBI has been asked to investigate in 2022.

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