Arrest made in fatal accidental shooting of Jacksonville 5-year-old girl

Maurice Antonio Mobley

An arrest has been made in the apparent accidental fatal shooting Saturday of a 5-year-old girl at the Roosevelt Gardens apartments.

Maurice Antonio Mobley, 34, has been charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

JSO said Mobley is the boyfriend of the mother of 5-year-old Serenity Allen, who police say was accidentally shot by her 8-year-old brother. A 4-year-old neighbor was also injured in the shooting.

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After the shooting, the 8-year-old and 4-year-old boys ran to a neighbor for help.

Mobley voluntarily turned himself into JSO headquarters on Sunday and was placed under arrest. JSO said he is believed to be the person who brought the gun into the home.

JSO said it will continue to meet with the State Attorney's Office, the Florida Department of Children and Families, the Child Protection Team and the Medical Examiner's Office to determine if there will be any additional charges or sanctions.

Anyone who has any information in regard to this incident is asked to contact the JSO at 904-630-0500 or email us at JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org.

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