14-year-old girl shot in the head in Arlington dies, police say


Jan. 20, 9:39 a.m. Update:

The 14-year-old girl that was shot in the head at her home in Arlington has died of her injuries, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

Amanda Guthrie, a woman linked to the same address where the girl was shot, was arrested and is facing a manslaughter charge. Jail records show she was released on bond Thursday morning.

Jan 19, 8:40 p.m. Update:

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call just after 5 p.m. in reference to someone being shot on Wedgefield Blvd.

When JSO arrived, they found a 14-year-old with a gunshot wound to her head, and immediately transported her to UF health in critical condition.

JSO said there was an adult family member inside the residence when they arrived, which they immediately detained and transported to the homicide office downtown.

According to JSO, statements were made to officers that this was “accidental”, but JSO said, it is still too early to tell if it was or not.

JSO is currently waiting to obtain a search warrant for the residence from the State Attorney’s Office so they can search for evidence before interviewing the family member who is detained downtown.

JSO said they want to search the residence before interviewing the family member to determine if their statement lines up with the evidence found inside the house.

This is a developing story, we will continue to update you on-air and online as more information becomes available.


An officer with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office tells Action News Jax that a 14-year-old was shot in what appears to be an accidental shooting on Wedgefield Blvd.

She was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police did not say how the shooting occurred.

Action News Jax is working to learn more about the shooting, we will have more on the story on Action News Jax at 10 and 11.