boy playing with loaded gun fatally shot teenager

Baltimore police say a 9-year-old boy was responsible for fatally shooting a 15-year-old girl Saturday night. Sunday identified the girl as Nykayia Strawder and said homicide detectives identified a 9-year-old boy as a suspect after speaking with witnesses. Witnesses told police the boy was playing with a loaded handgun when she accidentally fired, hitting Nykayia in the head. The boy then dropped the gun and ran away. Police said they obtained a search and seizure warrant, found the weapon and noted the serial number. Officers learned the gun was registered in the name of a woman, who is a relative of the boy and is an armed security guard. In accordance with state law, and due to the boy’s age, he cannot be charged with a crime, police said. .An investigation is ongoing and police are working with the State’s Attorney’s Office. Potential charges are pending. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-396-2100 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 866-7LOCKUP.

Baltimore police say a 9-year-old boy is responsible for fatally shooting a 15-year-old girl Saturday night.

City police said officers were called to the 600 block of Linnard Street near Edmondson Avenue to a shooting report.

Police on Sunday identified the girl as Nykayia Strawder and said homicide detectives had identified a 9-year-old boy as a suspect after speaking with witnesses.

Witnesses told police the boy was playing with a loaded handgun when she accidentally fired, hitting Nykayia in the head. The boy then dropped his gun and ran away.

Police said they obtained a search and seizure warrant, found the weapon and noted the serial number. Officers learned the gun was registered in the name of a woman, who is a relative of the boy and is an armed security guard.

In accordance with state law and due to the boy’s age, he cannot be charged with a felony, police said.

An investigation is ongoing and police are working with the state’s attorney’s office. Potential charges are pending.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-396-2100 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 866-7LOCKUP.

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