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The Bobster
06-23-2016, 02:39 PM
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2016/06/23/breaking-5-year-old-shot-in-philadelphia/

Cops: 4-Year-Old Dies After Being Shot In North Philadelphia
June 23, 2016 12:42 PM By Kim Glovas

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia Police say a 4-year-old girl is dead after a shooting in North Philadelphia this afternoon.

The little girl was shot in the eye and pronounced dead a half an hour after police received the call.

It happened inside a home near the intersection of West Montgomery Avenue and North 20th Street, around 12:30.

Police have recovered the weapon.

The child was rushed to Hahnemann University Hospital where medics pronounced her dead just after 1 p.m.

The girl’s 25-year-old mother and 3-year-old sister were at the scene at the time of the shooting.

No arrests have been made as police continue their investigation.

“Our number one priority is finding out how this happened,” police said.

The Bobster
06-24-2016, 03:50 PM
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2016/06/24/4-year-old-self-inflicted/

Police Believe 4-Year-Old Girl Died After Accidentally Shooting Herself
June 24, 2016 6:01 PM By Natasha Brown

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — On Friday, a community came together to remember a 4-year-old girl who died after being shot in the face in her North Philadelphia home.

A very passionate and somber vigil took place on Friday afternoon on the 1800 block of N. 20th Street in North Philadelphia.

Tears, prays and moments of silence took place for a 4-year-old girl who police believe shot herself. Mothers, feeling the pain of another mother’s loss, gathered to remember the little girl.

Investigators now believe that the child accidentally shot herself in the head :rolleyes: in her North Philadelphia home around noon on Thursday. She was found in an upstairs bedroom.

Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting. Community activist :rolleyes: Mel Wells took the vigil as an opportunity to urge residents to put down their guns and keep them out of the reach of children. He hopes to prevent another tragedy.

“We can start on the ground by just telling people please put your guns away from your children. Hide them tonight. Keep them out of the way of the kids and we’re asking our men, or anybody, please don’t come out with your guns and point them out while the women and the children and our seniors are around,” Wells said.

Many of the community members gathered held balloons that were pink and white that they released in honor of the 4-year-old.

Police are saying that they are not sure if any charges will be filed in this case. They say right now is too early to say.

The Bobster
06-24-2016, 06:05 PM
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The Bobster
06-25-2016, 06:27 AM
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2016/06/24/mom-charged-in-connection-to-4-year-old-n-phila-girls-death/

Mom Charged In Connection To 4-Year-Old N. Phila Girl’s Death
June 24, 2016 9:15 PM

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Sources have told CBS 3 that the mother of a 4-year-old girl who died in North Philadelphia, after being shot in the face, has been charged in connection to the little girl’s death after the girl accidentally shot herself in the face.

Sources say that her mother, Shakeya Holmes, has been charged with third-degree involuntary manslaughter, recklessly endangering the welfare of another person, and recklessly endangering the welfare of a child.

Sources add that the mother’s boyfriend will also be charged for weapons offenses including recklessly endangering the welfare of another person and recklessly endangering the welfare of a child.

CBS 3 has learned that he has had a warrant out for his arrest since 2013 in connection to weapons charges. He is not yet in custody.

Sources say that the gun that was used in the incident was stolen.

CBS 3 has learned that the mother originally took the girl outside, after the incident and placed her on the porch, telling police that she fell from the window, before then saying that a stray bullet came from outside and struck the girl.

A vigil was held for the little girl earlier in the day, on Friday.

The Bobster
07-01-2016, 05:57 AM
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2016/06/30/man-turns-self-in-after-4-year-olds-shooting-death-in-north-philadelphia/

Man Turns Self In After 4-Year-Old’s Shooting Death In North Philadelphia
June 30, 2016 9:38 PM

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Eyewitness News has learned that Demetrius Williams turned himself in to Philadelphia Police on Thursday night following the shooting death of a 4-year-old girl in North Philadelphia.

Williams is the boyfriend of the girl’s mother, Shakeya Holmes. Following her daughter’s death, which police believe was due to an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound, Holmes was charged with third-degree involuntary manslaughter, recklessly endangering the welfare of another person, and recklessly endangering the welfare of a child.

Sources say that Williams will be charged for weapons offenses including recklessly endangering the welfare of another person and recklessly endangering the welfare of a child.

Holmes was charged on June 24, but officials announced that Williams was still on the loose. That ended with him turning himself in on Thursday night.

Eyewitness News learned that Williams has had a warrant out for his arrest since 2013 in connection to weapons charges and that police believe the gun in the incident was stolen.

Whitebear
07-01-2016, 03:38 PM
4-Year-Old Dies After Being Shot In North Philly - black boyfriend turns self in (http://6abc.com/news/man-surrenders-in-shooting-death-of-girl-4-in-north-philly-home-/1409238/)
http://www.newnation.org/Images/2016/DemetriusWilliams.jpgNORTH PHILADELPHIA -- A man wanted in the shooting death of a 4-year-old girl inside a North Philadelphia home has turned himself in to police. Demetrius Williams, accompanied by three others, surrendered to police Thursday evening. He's the boyfriend of 25-year-old Shakeia Holmes, the little girl's mother. Police say the 4-year-old girl found Williams' gun in a closet and shot herself in the eye.

The Bobster
07-02-2016, 09:21 AM
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Philadelphia-Police-Release-Details-in-4-Year-Olds-Self-Inflicted-Shooting-Death-385304251.html

Philadelphia Police Release Details in 4-Year-Old's Self-Inflicted Shooting Death
By Brian X. McCrone
Published 17 minutes ago

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Shakeya Holmes, left, and Demetrius Williams have been charged in the shooting death of Holmes's 4-year-old daughter, Sani Holmes, June 23, 2016.


The little girl killed last week while holding a handgun found the firearm in a second-floor bedroom closet and pulled the trigger while looking down its barrel, police said in a statement Saturday announcing charges against the 4-year-old's mother and the mother's boyfriend.

Both adults have been charged in the June 23 shooting in North Philadelphia and the gun allegedly was illegally owned by the boyfriend, the girl's mother told police. The victim is identified as Sani Holmes, who lived with her mother and siblings in a house on the 1800 block of North 20th Street.

Demetrius Williams, 26, who turned himself in Thursday, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and three counts of Violations of the Uniform Firearms Acts: which are labeled as "former convict," "no license" and "on streets."

Online court records for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas show a long list of serious charges brought against Williams since he was 17. However, in three of the most serious cases, including counts of aggravated assault and conspiracy of attempted murder, charges against Williams were either dismissed or dropped because witnesses failed to appear.

Sani's mother, Shakeya Holmes, 25, is charged with murder, involuntary manslaughter, child endangerment and hindering apprehension.

"The victim’s mother originally provided false and misleading information to investigators," police said in the statement. "However, she did indicate that her boyfriend, 26 year old Demetrius Williams was responsible for bringing the gun into her home."

Holmes and Williams remained jailed without bail.