Arrest Made In Shooting Of Tucson 5-Year-Old

[Photo courtesy Tucson Police]

TUCSON – On Monday, Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus announced at a press conference that a suspect is in custody in connection with the shooting of a 5-year-old girl.

The unnamed suspect has been arrested on a six-count felony warrant.

Magnus said the man was arrested on Monday afternoon after crashing into a police cruiser near Stella and Kolb roads.

“The little girl was in a car with her grandmother when she was struck in the head by a stray bullet,” Magnus said at the press conference. “She truly was an innocent bystander.”

A 24-year-old man, who was not related to the victim was the intended target of the shooter.

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