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Girl, 13, shot and killed in apartment
by Nathan Orme - Tribune editor
Jun 04, 2012 | 3765 views | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Tribune/Nathan Orme - Family (above) and friends (right) of a slain Dilworth STEM Academy student cry and support each other Monday afternoon outside The Meadows apartment complex. The 13-year-old girl was shot and killed just before 3 p.m. after returning from school. Police interviewed several people Monday who were in the apartment at the time of the shooting, but no further information was available.
Tribune/Nathan Orme - Family (above) and friends (right) of a slain Dilworth STEM Academy student cry and support each other Monday afternoon outside The Meadows apartment complex. The 13-year-old girl was shot and killed just before 3 p.m. after returning from school. Police interviewed several people Monday who were in the apartment at the time of the shooting, but no further information was available.
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Tribune/Nathan Orme - Crime scene tape and evidence markers are outside the apartment at The Meadows apartments on Prater Way where a 13-year-old girl was shot and killed Monday.
Tribune/Nathan Orme - Crime scene tape and evidence markers are outside the apartment at The Meadows apartments on Prater Way where a 13-year-old girl was shot and killed Monday.
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SPARKS — A student at Dilworth STEM Academy was shot and killed by her older brother Monday afternoon in their apartment in the 100 block of Prater Way, according to police.

In a press release, Lt. Brian Miller said a call came in to the Sparks Police Department just before 3 p.m. reporting a shooting inside one of the units at The Meadows apartments at 105 E. Prater Way. The caller said a male subject had entered the residence through a window, shot the girl, then escaped through the window.

According to Miller, police found strong evidence suggesting the girl was not shot by an intruder. Upon further interviewing, the victim’s 17-year-old brother admitted to handling a gun and accidentally shooting his sister.

The brother is being charged with involuntary manslaughter and minor in possession of a firearm. He will be booked into Jan Evans Juvenile Detention Facility.

The firearm was recovered and there are no outstanding suspects in this case, police said.

Within an hour of the shooting, various other residents and friends gathered at the apartment complex, located just west of Dilworth school. Antonio Garcia, 16, who lives in the complex, said he had just recently seen the slain girl playing with her younger sister. Garcia said gang activity is something that all the residents of this apartment complex worry about.

“Well, yeah, man, this is the ghetto,” Garcia said.

Ron Niles, who said he has lived at The Meadows for “eight months too long,” said he was on his way to give notice that he was moving out of the complex when he saw the police activity associated with the shooting. He said there was a shooting a few months ago in the same courtyard, though no one was hurt.

“I’m just going to leave,” Niles said. “It’s not safe for my kids.”

The victim’s schoolmates gathered outside her apartment began collecting candles to hold a vigil later in the evening. They said she was a good friend who was popular, happy and funny.

“She always found a way to make us laugh,” one friend said.

“She was a good friend,” another said, “a really, really good friend.”

“She was always there for you,” another added.
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lolli00
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April 09, 2013
i feel so bad and i wasnt there at dilworth yet but i got there just after that but if i was there when this happened i would feel bad for her and her friends

Girl, 13, shot and killed in apartment by Nathan Orme - Tribune editor


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