Suspect arrested in Akron in killing of 4-year-old girl


Associated Press

AKRON

Authorities say a suspect in the fatal shooting of a 4-year-old girl sitting in a car with young siblings and her grandmother in Northeast Ohio has been arrested.

Police say 31-year-old Darnell Bitting was arrested about 4 p.m. Saturday in Akron

Akron police spokesman Lt. Rick Edwards says the shooting happened around 10:30 p.m. Friday after the children’s mother pulled in front of a house to retrieve belongings and broke windows when no one answered the door.

Edwards says a man stepped outside with a rifle and fired one shot at the car, striking the 4-year-old, who was sitting in the back seat. She was pronounced dead at an Akron hospital.

The other children are girls ages 3, 6 and 7.

Police have not identified the girl or her mother.

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