2-Year-Old Detroit Girl Dies Days After Gun Battle

By NewsOne Staff

Atwo-year-old Detroit girl lost her life in a gun battle that began over spilled juice. Makanzee Oldham was hit by a stray bullet while she sat in a car with her father on May 24. She succumbed after spending days on life support, reports the Detroit Free Press.

Authorities say Antoine Smelley, 32, was inside a home on Fairmont Drive when he allegedly got into a heated exchange with a woman.

2-year-old Makanzee Oldham died Sunday. She was shot Wednesday. 30-year-old Cleveland Smelley charged with murder. pic.twitter.com/0Wd1wHP4LM

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“He poured juice over the head of a woman who was getting ready to leave the house to go to a prom,” Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy’s office said in a statement, according to MLive.

Soon after, Cleveland Smelley, 20, and Deonta Bennett, 21, entered the house and started arguing with others, police say. The fight escalated and moved outside, where allegedly Deonta Bennett handed Cleveland Smelley the gun. He fired the shot that hit Makanzee, an innocent bystander.

All three men were charged with eight counts of assault with intent to murder and arraigned on May 28. Prosecutors say …read more

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