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11-year-old dies after Detroit drive-by shooting, police sources say

11-year-old dies after Detroit drive-by shooting, police sources say
11-year-old dies after Detroit drive-by shooting, police sources say 01:52

(CBS DETROIT) - An 11-year-old girl who was shot Tuesday morning in a drive-by shooting in Detroit has died, police sources said on Friday.

Three people have been charged in the shooting. Tahkari Turner, 18, Robert Lee Turner Jr., 20, and Nasir Lavant Garrett, 19, are facing multiple charges, including assault with intent to murder and felony firearm.

Police said charges are expected to be updated following Lamara Glenn's death.

"Even criminals need to make better decisions. That was a ridiculous decision, and now they get to be the living example on what happens when you make those decisions because they are going to spend the rest of their lives in prison if convicted," said Detroit Police Chief James White.  

"There's some gang activity we are looking at. We are looking at doing disruptions and getting those answers. What we are confident in now is the three suspects we've identified."

Detroit police continuing investigation into drive-by shooting that killed 11-year-old girl 02:42

Authorities were called to the 6000 block of Pennsylvania Street at about 4:12 a.m. on Feb 20 after receiving a report of a shooting. They discovered the 11-year-old girl suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. 

Prosecutors say Turner and Garrett allegedly fired several shots into the residence, striking the child as she slept on the couch. 

In addition, a 43-year-old woman, a 38-year-old man, an 18-year-old man, a 16-year-old girl, a 12-year-old girl, another 11-year-old girl, an 8-year-old girl and a 7-year-old girl were in the house at the time of the shooting but were not injured. 

The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office initially reported Friday morning that all were injured. 

An investigation by Detroit police led to the arrests of Tahkari Turner and Garrett later that same day and Robert Turner on Feb. 21.

The Detroit Police Department also says a total of five people have been taken into custody in connection to this shooting, but the investigation is ongoing.

Detroit activist Malik Shabazz says he finds the incident disgraceful, especially since it's not the first time the home in question has been involved in some type of shooting.

"An 11-year-old child ought to be able to sleep in peace. Us grown folks need to stop being children into our nonsense," Shabazz said.

"When your house is shot up twice, I tend to think that you are up to something. And it's just a shame, just a shame," he said.

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