St. Louis Police have arrested and charged a man believed to be the shooter in an incident that claimed the life of a 9-year-old girl who was doing homework on her mother’s bed.
Authorities were not able to provide a motive in the shooting death of Jamyla Bolden, who lived not far from the location where Michael Brown Jr. was killed by a former Ferguson police officer a year before. De’Eris Brown, 21, was arrested by St. Louis County police and U.S. marshals on Wednesday night at a nearby hospital, where he was visiting a patient. Brown was charged with “one count of second-degree murder, two counts of unlawful use of a weapon and three counts of armed criminal action” for the Aug. 18 incident, the St. Louis Dispatch reports.
The shooting also injured Kendric Henderson, the young girl’s mother. She was treated for a gunshot wound to the leg and released from the hospital shortly after. Henderson and Jamyla were not the intended targets, police said.
It is, however, unclear if the victims were connected to the suspect in any way.
From The Dispatch:
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