Henry County

16-year-old charged for firing gel blaster gun at 6-year-old during DoorDash delivery

HENRY COUNTY, Ga. — A 16-year-old is facing charges for firing a gel blaster gun at a six-year-old girl during a DoorDash delivery.

It happened in Locust Grove in the Eagle’s Brook subdivision. The girl’s family wants to see others charged.

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Six-year-old Khalani Ogleetree was outside on her scooter Saturday when a DoorDash driver pulled up to make a pizza delivery at her neighbor’s house.

“They called me a loser and they said bad words to me,” Ogleetree said.

Across the street, neighbor Nick Patel watched the whole thing.

“These guys, I don’t know what they’re doing. She’s just looking at them, so I think they’re making fun of her, laughing at her or something,” Patel said.

Patel told Channel 2′s Candace McCowan that there were four people inside a white car seen on a Ring camera video.

One got out to deliver the pizza, and when he got back inside, Patel heard crying and saw Khalani running for her mom.

“And then I hear her crying. She runs for the door like something happened,” Patel said. “They zoom off past this walk, make a round about go past over here blowing through stop signs.”

“She was crying so bad. I didn’t really know what was the problem at first,” her mother Shaterica Ellis said.


Henry County police did track down the car involved. They said a 16-year-old has been charged with simple battery.

McCowan reached out to DoorDash who said in part:

“To be clear - this individual was not a Dasher and we have deactivated the account that was wrongly used.”

It’s still not clear what prompted the attack.

“I just can’t believe they would do that to a six-year-old child,” Ellis said.

Police arrested the teenager, then released him to his mother. As for Khalaini, her mother says she is still shaken and worried every time she sees a white car.

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