A 12-year-old girl was killed in a shooting while sitting at a table, some sources report that multiple shell casings were obtained but no other shots were fired.
12-year-old girl dies in shooting while sitting at picnic table
The search is on for at least three other suspects involved in a shooting that killed a 12-year-old girl who was sitting with friends at a picnic table Saturday night.
Authorities have not released their identities at this time.
Investigators said the girl was sitting with her friends at a picnic table when a black 2005 Ford Freestyle pickup truck drove by and opened fire before speeding away.
Multiple shell casings littered the scene, but no other shots were fired, police said.
Less than 24 hours later, Monroe police arrested and charged Javon Demontre Robison, 20, of Monroe, with first-degree murder Sunday. He is being held at the Union County Jail.
“Our officers have done an incredible job of leaving no stone unturned to ensure that the people who committed this crime are not only identified, but also apprehended and brought to justice,” Monroe Police Chief Bryan Gilliard said Sunday in a statement.
“This is such a devastating act that has far-reaching implications and was totally unjustified. These people took an innocent life for no reason and now a family and a community has to live with this forever.”
Authorities are now searching for three men believed to have been involved in the shooting – Darius Roland, 19, and Jamari Crowder, 22, police have yet to fully identify the third person involved.