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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Criminal Justice Quote: Home Invader Shoots and Kills 10-Year-Old Girl

     Washington, Pennsylvania police said someone fired multiple shots through the closed front door of the apartment where Taniyah Thomas, 10, her mother, her mother's boyfriend and an infant were sleeping early Monday, March 31, 2014. One of the shots struck Thomas in the head, killing her, as she was moving through a hallway in her home….The shooting happened about 3:50 AM. Thomas was pronounced dead at 4:19 AM.

     At a news conference, police say they suspect the shooting was the result of an attempted home invasion, but they didn't say who might have been the intended target….The suspect or suspects fled after the shooting. Police said the shooter or shooters didn't enter the apartment.

     In addition to Thomas, police said her mother Shantye Brown, 34, the mother's boyfriend Robert Lester, 26, and an infant were inside the residence….

Jason Cato, "10-Year-Old Girl Shot and Killed in Washington," Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, March 31, 2014 

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