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SPALDING COUNTY, Ga. (CBS46) -- An off-duty Spalding County detention officer is in stable condition after she was shot in the head during a domestic dispute with her 16-year-old step-daughter. 

Police confirmed the teen was arrested in connection with the shooting.

Amanda Moore, 34, has been employed by the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office for about a year. Sheriff Darrell Dix said in a statement that Moore's father, Sergeant Larry Martin, also works for the Spalding County Sheriff's Office. 

“This is a difficult time for everyone involved and we are asking for prayers of healing and strength for this family in the coming days," Dix said. "Amanda is very well liked. She's very well respected, even though she's been here just a short amount of time."

Moore works as a Spalding County Detention Officer. She was off-duty at her house on Ethridge Mill Road on Wednesday when Dix said she got into an argument with her 16-year-old stepdaughter. Dix said the teenager then used Moore's gun to shoot her in the head. There was another child in the home at the time, who went to a neighbor to get help.

"The suspect was standing there, was walking down the side of the road, so we got out with her and got her into custody without incident," Dix added.

The teen was taken to a juvenile facility in Clayton County. Moore was flown to Atlanta Medical Center.

"She is not doing good," Dix said. "Along with the gunshot, it seems as if now she has had at least two strokes."

Stay with CBS46 for updates.

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