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Police: 3-year-old boy fatally shot in Alabama, suspect charged with capital murder

year old fatally shot in alabama man charged with capital murder
Source: Montgomery County Detention Facility, Mega

Jul. 20 2021, Published 1:04 p.m. ET

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A 3-year-old boy was fatally shot in Alabama and now police say a 35-year-old man has been charged with capital murder.

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Around 5 p.m. July 17, police responded to a Montgomery, Alabama, hospital regarding a report of a child shot, officials said.

Authorities said the child was later pronounced dead.

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The child killed was identified as 3-year-old Jeremiah Chappell and Orlando Meghell Harriell, 35, was identified as a suspect by police, authorities said.

While the names of the suspect and victim have been released, police have not disclosed the circumstances surrounding the deadly shooting, Montgomery Real-Time News reported.

Harriell was booked into the Montgomery County Detention Center on July 18 and charged with capital murder in connection to the shooting death of a toddler, officials said.


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