Chicago police have finally arrested someone in connection with the shooting death of 11-year-old Shamiya Adams.
Shamiya was at a sleepover at her friend’s home earlier this month when she was struck by a stray bullet from gang fight and died. It’s taken authorities about a week, but the New York Daily News reports that cops have tracked down a suspect.
Tevin Lee, 18, was looking to fire off his gun during a dispute between two 14-year-old boys. Supposedly, one of the boys was beaten by a group of his rivals. When word got back to Tevin that his friend’s brother had been jumped, he immediately went looking for revenge.
According to ABC 7, the shooter thought he’d heard that a gang member was involved in the attack. Police said that he fired his weapon several times when he spotted his target; sadly, one of the shots went through an open window and struck Shamiya in the head.
“We have two 14-year-olds fighting, and someone introduces a gun into a fist fight, and we now have another child murder,” Superintendent Garry McCarthy stated.
Tevin has been taken into custody, and he’s been charged with one count of murder. He’s also facing charges for felony murder and aggravated discharge of a firearm. Authorities are fairly certain that Tevin is the shooter, but a gun has yet found. The case is still far from closed, however, as cops noted that there could be more arrests made.
Shamiya is being laid to rest tomorrow, but her mother is still grieving the young woman’s untimely death.
“Every morning I wake up and I cry for at least three hours. I just can’t believe it,” Shaneetha Goodloe, Shamiya’s mother, told ABC 7.
There’s a good chance that some of the pain comes from some guilt she may be feeling as mother. Ordinarily very protective of her children, Shaneetha decided to go against her gut and let Shamiya attend the slumber party with seven of her friends.
“I never really let her hang with anybody but these girls because I know their mothers,” Shaneetha said. “For some reason I didn’t want her to go. But she begged me. I didn’t want to make her upset.”
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Celebs Tweet Their Thoughts About #JusticeForSandraBland
1. Jesse Williams
#SandraBland's treatment while attempting to travel freely on HER public roadways has been acknowledged as unlawful. She is already dead.
2. Taraji P. Henson
"SAY HER NAME #SandraBland"
3. Ava DuVernay
"'Why are you arresting me?' Because you know your rights. Because I can. Because no one'll believe you. #SandraBland"
4. Kim Kardashian
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5. Jussie Smollet
"A loss 4 words. #SandraBlandMatters #BlackLivesMatter 👈🏿tell me this should change once the nation shows that we do. "
6. Snoop Dogg
🙏🌹. Sandra. Rip. 🌹🌹
7. K. Michelle
R.I.P to this queen. This could've been any of us. My prayers go out to her family. #sandrabland https://instagram.com/p/5fvlO_AhCf/
8. Gabrielle Union
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"We must get to the cause of #sandrabland death because this CANNOT happen again #deathorfreedom"
10. David Banner
"When will we fight back. A man's duty on earth is to protect women and children. Where are the gangsters? Preachers? We need you. Please."
11. Nicki Minaj
"Rest In Peace #SandraBland"
12. Talib Kweli
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Signs. Signs. Signs all around us. The Message is Here. #SandraBland
14. Missy Elliot
"When I look at the #SandraBland traffic video it brings so many emotions😳😢😡😡😤!"
15. Jessie J
"God bless your soul Sandra | #sandrabland | Change needs to come |Justice needs to be served | Heart… https://instagram.com/p/5fV79mQ0aw/ "
16. Jackee Harry
"It's time y'all, it's time.." #SandraBland #BlackLivesMatter
"In memory of #SandraBland these things don't make no kinda sense "
18. Holly Robinson Peete
I really don't look forward to having ANOTHER difficult conversation w my kids tonight...but here we go again😧💔 #SandraBland #SayHerName 😢
19. Jeffrey White
Sadly, doesn't matter by whose hand she died. Unjustified arrested set the outcome in motion. The state murdered her. #JusticeForSandraBland
Sandra could have been your mother, sister, aunt, friend or if she wasn't killed the community outreach advisor A&M. #SandraBland
21. Joan Smalls
"My heart is broken. Sending my deepest condolence to her family and friends. May you find Strength, Peace and Justice. When will this stop? #EqualityForAll #RIP #Why #SayHerName
22. Gladys Knight
Sandra Bland.... #SayHerName #SandraBland
23. Cara Delevigne
Things need to change NOW #SANDRABLAND #Justice #Equality
24. Meek Mill
"Rip to that young lady that lost her life about a traffic stop! 🙏 ima make sure I pray for her and her family! 🙏😄😄😄"