Four Teens Arrested for Killing 6-Year-Old Girl and 19-Year-Old Man in Drive-By Shooting

By | September 7, 2023

The Orlando Police Department has made a fourth arrest in the drive-by shooting that resulted in the deaths of a 6-year-old girl and a 19-year-old man. Two 17-year-olds have been arrested for first-degree homicide. The suspects’ names have not been disclosed due to their age. The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Orlando Police Homicide Unit or Crimeline anonymously. WESH reported

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Police Department has made a significant breakthrough in the investigation of a drive-by shooting that tragically claimed the lives of a 6-year-old girl and a 19-year-old man. In a recent announcement, authorities disclosed that a fourth arrest has been made in connection with the case.

According to the police, two 17-year-olds were apprehended on Wednesday morning for first-degree homicide. Due to their status as minors, the suspects’ names have not been released by WESH 2, the local news outlet covering the story. This follows the arrest of Ricky Raymond Bowery Jr., an 18-year-old, who was charged with first-degree murder in the shooting. Additionally, a 15-year-old suspect was also taken into custody over the weekend, although their name has been withheld due to their age.

The incident occurred on August 29 when officers responded to reports of shots fired from a car on Poppy Avenue. Tragically, one of the victims was 6-year-old Ajahliyah Hashim, who was fatally shot in her own living room. Her mother was also injured in the attack but managed to survive. The police do not believe that the mother and daughter were the intended targets of the shooting. The other victim, 19-year-old Isaiyah Wright, lost his life in the incident as well.

During a vigil held on Friday, Isaiyah’s mother, Stacy Hall, expressed her anguish. Over 60 people attended the gathering to offer their condolences to the grieving family. Hall, struggling to come to terms with her son’s untimely death, stated, “That was my son, and his family is mourning. His dad’s side is mourning, and nobody deserves to lose a child.”

Subsequently, on Saturday, authorities apprehended the 15-year-old suspect for first-degree homicide in connection with the deaths of both victims. Hall, however, believes that more individuals were involved in the shooting and is desperate for answers as to why her son’s life was taken. She expressed her confusion, saying, “I don’t know if he was a target. I don’t know if he was set up. There’s a lot of things going through my head regarding my son.”

The investigation into the drive-by shooting is still ongoing, with law enforcement urging anyone with information related to the incident to come forward. The Orlando Police Homicide Unit can be contacted directly, or individuals can provide anonymous tips through Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS.

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