to connectVideoPhiladelphia Police: Suspect arrested in shooting death of 2-year-old girl
The two-year-old Nikolette Rivera, was killed when a shot was fired at the home of her parents, and a suspect is now in custody, was taken, police said.
A man has been charged in connection with the shooting death of a 2-year-old girl in Philadelphia, pennsylvania, police said on Wednesday, adding that a second suspect is now in custody.
The police have identified the suspect as Freddie Perez Jr. and he told me that he had been arrested on Tuesday in Chester, Pa.
Perez, 30, has been charged with nine counts of attempted murder and two of conspiracy to commit murder of his wife, Fox 29 reported, adding that the police have not identified Perez as the gunman, but he told me that he was involved in the shooting.
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The Philadelphia district attorney not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
Of the Philadelphia police department, told Fox News on Wednesday that a male suspect is in custody on unrelated charges and has not yet been formally charged, and therefore, it has not yet been identified.
Investigators said a 2-year-old Nikolette Rivera, was shot once in the back of the head, on a Sunday, and was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said the shooting happened around 3:30 a.m. at a home on Water Street, in the borough of Kensington, close to Philly.
The family’s father and mother, 24, was holding her daughter at the time of the shooting and was rushed to an area hospital with a gunshot wound to her upper left arm and a graze wound to the head, according to police. She was listed in stable condition.
Police said a 33-year-old man, who, for the cleaning of the carpets in the house, it was a shot in the belly, and hunted by the police and taken to the hospital in critical, but stable condition. The police told Fox News they are expected to survive.
Police said Rivera’s mother, and her 46-year-old mother was in the house with the carpets and rugs are cleaned and looked at a couple of small children, when shots were fired through the front door and window to the front, striking all three victims. Investigators found six shotgun casings in the street directly in front of the house, police said, adding that investigators are looking into a possible connection to a shooting that took place in the vicinity of eight minutes before the murder. The police department said in a shoot-out, the two men opened fire on a black SUV with an assault rifle and a pistol.
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The researchers said they believe that the Family’s father may have been the target in the shoot-out that killed his daughter, Fox 29 reported.
The police said that the investigation is ongoing.
Dozens gathered to remember the Family on Monday evening, the television station reported.
“They have been great. They have been great. She was a star. She was a superstar,” her great-aunt, Amelia Pagan, reportedly said.
Philadelphia’s Mayor, Jim Kenney reacted to the weekend violence in the city after two separate shots, which left Family dead and an 11-month-old boy is in the hospital.
“Outraged, disgusted, to track the violence of this incident that claimed the life of an innocent 2-year-old and left another student fighting for his life,” Kenney tweeted. “My prayers are with their families, and their communities during this tragic time. Philadelphians should not live in fear of violence, that is, it can take away the life of a child. But for many, it is a sad reality of life. With the steady flow of illegal guns and drugs, we must do what we can locally to address the violence and help the people.”
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After the weekend’s eruption of violence, Coulter reported to have said that in her 30-year law enforcement career, and she hadn’t seen in two separate images in less than 24 hours, where the children are at such a young age.