An 8-year-old girl was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting and now police say they have arrested a suspect.
Around 7:15 p.m. on Feb. 4, The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office responded to a Belle Glade, Florida, block where the child had gunshot wounds.
The child was taken to the hospital, where she later died, according to CBS Miami.
Detectives learned that 8-year-old was injured in a drive-by shooting, according to the sheriff’s office. Investigators have not said who the intended target was.
On Feb. 7, sheriff’s officials announced they arrested Andrew James Thomas in connection to the shooting. He was charged with first-degree murder with a firearm, attempted first-degree murder with a firearm and felon in possession of a firearm.
The victim, Ronziyah Atkins, was remembered by family and friends during a weekend vigil, according to WPTV. Her mom, Jameka McGee, told the station the arrest is helping her cope with the loss of her daughter.
"She was funny. She just was like a baby doll," McGee said to WPTV. “She just wanted to play with the other kids."
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