UPDATE: Captain Robert Chalker, with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office confirms that the 13-year old shot has died, just over two weeks following a shooting that landed her in the hospital, in critical condition.

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LOUISVILLE, Ga. (WFXG) - The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has arrested a teenager for the shooting of a thirteen-year-old girl.

On Friday afternoon, the sheriff's office charged seventeen-year-old Anthony Maurice Mincey with 2nd-degree cruelty to a child, reckless conduct, possession of a firearm by someone under eighteen, tampering with evidence, and possession of a firearm during the commission of certain crimes.

Mincey is being held at the Jefferson County Jail. The victim is still in critical condition.

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A 13-year-old girl is in critical condition after she was found unresponsive with a gunshot wound. 

According to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, officials responded to the 700 block of Academy Drive around 6:30 P.M. on Thursday, January 12th. At the scene, deputies say they found a 13-year-old girl who was unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the neck. 

Emergency crews rushed the girl to Jefferson Hospital where she was stabilized and later taken to Augusta University Medical Center. She is currently listed in critical condition.

Agents with the GBI are assisting in this investigation. This story is developing, be sure to stick with FOX54 for the latest updates. 

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