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13-year-old girl paralyzed after November shooting in Baltimore

Lasheena Stewart, 37, and Antwan Newton, 19, are charged with attempted first-degree murder in connection with the shooting of a 13-year-old girl in East Baltimore. Newly released charging documents show that doctors expect the girl to be paralyzed from the waist down.
Lasheena Stewart, 37, and Antwan Newton, 19, are charged with attempted first-degree murder in connection with the shooting of a 13-year-old girl in East Baltimore. Newly released charging documents show that doctors expect the girl to be paralyzed from the waist down. (Baltimore Police handout photo)

A 13-year-old girl shot in the back last November in East Baltimore will remain paralyzed from the waist down, police said.

Doctors at The Johns Hopkins Hospital found the girl had been shot in her upper spine, police wrote in charging documents obtained Monday by The Baltimore Sun.

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Detectives arrested and charged two people with the attempted murder of the child. Lasheena Stewart, 37, and Antwan Newton, 19, both of East Baltimore, remain held without bail on the charges.

Newton allegedly pulled the trigger. Stewart yelled for him to “shoot,” police wrote in charging documents.

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In an email, police wrote the shooting stemmed from a dispute at the girl’s school. The charging documents do not mention a dispute. Police did not provide additional information.

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