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October 4, 2013

Boy, 8, recovering after being shot in the face


DALLAS, Texas — Life may never be the same for an 8-year-old who was shot in the face a month ago.

D.J. Maiden has been in a Dallas hospital since the Sept. 3 shooting. His grandmother, Sharon Locklin, said he may never regain feeling in his jaw. "He don't want the kids to look at his face," said his grandmother, Sharon Locklin. "He says, 'I look like a monster, granny.' I'm like, 'No, you don't.'"

After being at Children's Medical Center of Dallas, Maiden is now being treated at Baylor Medical Center. In a few weeks, he will undergo another surgery. Police have not revealed what the motive for the shooting may have been. Maiden was shot at his apartment complex just days after he turned 8. Brian Cloninger, 46, is accused of shooting the boy. He is being held on a felony injury to a child charge.

Full story: Boy Shot in Face Tells Family: "I Look Like a Monster"