The Granby woman who was accidentally shot in the head during a gathering at a rural Jasper County home has died and new charges have been filed against the Joplin man accused of shooting her.
Windell Douglas “Doug” Daniels, 31, Joplin, faces felony counts of involuntary manslaughter and unlawful use of a weapon for the accidental shooting of Kelly Crawford on Saturday.
Jasper County Sheriff's Capt. Derek Walrod said Crawford died at 9:15 a.m. on Sunday at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin.
An autopsy on Monday confirmed the cause of death as a single gunshot wound to the head.
Walrod said investigators believe Daniels mishandled a handgun, causing the gun to accidentally go off, striking Crawford in the back of the head.
Walrod said the two were with a group of friends at the home on County Road 10 about two miles north of Missouri Highway 96.
The group had been shooting at targets before the incident and officers allege that Daniels went outside to get the handgun, brought it inside the home and mishandled the gun causing it to go off and strike Crawford.
“We believe he recklessly caused her injury and that's why we're seeking criminal charges,” Walrod said.
Daniels was being held on Monday on bonds of $10,000 surety and $5,000 cash.