Father of Omaha toddler shot in face appears in court

Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News


Marquell Buie, 22, is behind bars after being charged with child abuse resulting in serious injury. 

According to investigators, Buie was at home with a friend smoking marijuana in April when the friend’s toddler got a hold of Buie’s gun and shot his 17-month old daughter Ma’Laya in the face. 

Buie also appeared in front of a judge today over a robbery charge after he assaulted a woman and took her phone over the weekend. 

Bond was set at $25,000 for each charge.