Columbia man accused of capturing toddler daughter within the head throughout home incident in custody
Kobia Lloyd (Columbia Police Department)
COLUMBIA, Tenn. (WKRN) – Columbia police tell News 2 that the man accused of shooting a car occupied by his girlfriend and three children is currently in custody.
According to Columbia Police, 21-year-old Kobia Eugene Lloyd and his 22-year-old girlfriend had an argument in their car in the parking lot of an apartment complex on Hallmark Drive.
Police say Lloyd got out and his girlfriend tried to drive away. Investigators then say Lloyd jumped on the car and shot a single lap through the roof of the car.
The bullet missed the woman driving, but reportedly hit an 8-month-old little girl in a car seat behind the driver’s seat and hit her head.
Police say the man escaped with the gun and the woman drove her child to the Maury Regional Medical Center emergency room while she was calling for help.
News 2 learned that Lloyd had previously been arrested for violent crimes, which included a reckless exposure to a gun in 2019 and a heightened robbery in 2020.
Lloyd was wanted for four first-degree murder attempts, reckless exposure to crime, and heightened exposure to children.
The child was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center by LifeFlighted, where investigators say the child is in critical but stable condition.
In an update on Wednesday afternoon, police told News 2 that Lloyd was in a parking lot in Columbia. They say the arrest was uneventful and no one was injured. Lloyd said nothing during the arrest.
No further information was released immediately.
This is a developing story. Stay tuned to News 2 and WKRN.com for updates.