Arrests Made in 9-Year-Old's Shooting - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Arrests Made in 9-Year-Old's Shooting



    Arrests Made in 9-Year-Old's Shooting

    A young girl was hospitalized after being shot and now police say they've arrested the men responsible...and six others on unrelated charges.

    A juvenile and a 32-year-old man, Jebreel Abdullah, were arrested Thursday night for their part in the shooting of a 9-year-old girl last Monday on the 200 block of Bellevue Avenue in Trenton.

    The girl was shot three times, according to officials. One bullet struck the girl's shoulder, another grazed her leg and another, her ribs.

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    "I heard six shots," said Sadie Toney, the girl's neighbor. "This little girl came running up the streets crying. She was holding her arm. I saw blood trickling down her arm. Then she went into my neighbor's house."

    The man called 911 and the girl was transported to St. Christopher's Hospital.

    Law enforcement sources say the girl was with her stepfather at the time of the shooting. They also say the stepfather, who has not yet been identified, was arrested for charges not related to the shooting.

    It took police only a few days for police to arrest the teen and Abdullah for the shooting. Both were arrested at a house on Spring Street in Trenton.

    Six others, who were also inside the Spring Street home, were arrested for unrelated outstanding warrants, according to police.

    Officials also say they found a large amount of heroin in the home with ammunition, although no weapons were recovered.