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2 charged in slaying of 7-year-old girl in drive-by shooting

August 17, 2018
Keon Gray

This 2012 photo provided by Baltimore Police Department shows Keon Gray. Police have charged two people in the death of 7-year-old Baltimore girl after an apparent drive-by shooting in July 2018. Interim Police Commission Gary Tuggle announced at a news conference Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, that 29-year-old Gray was arrested in Anne Arundel County. Tuggle says Gray's girlfriend, 34-year-old Daneka McDonald is charged with being an accessory after the fact. (Baltimore Police Department via AP)

BALTIMORE (AP) — Police are charging two people in the death of 7-year-old Baltimore girl after an apparent drive-by shooting last month.

Interim Police Commission Gary Tuggle announced at a news conference Friday that 29-year-old Keon Gray was arrested in Anne Arundel County. He says Gray is charged with first- and second-degree murder, assault and firearms offenses in Taylor Hayes’ death. She was shot while in a car July 5 and died two weeks later.

A statement of charges says detectives found witnesses and Gray was identified as the shooter.

Tuggle says Gray’s girlfriend, 34-year-old Daneka McDonald is charged with being an accessory after the fact.

Taylor’s aunt, Ebony Ward, thanked the community and police and said “it won’t bring Taylor back but at least we’re about to get some kind of justice.”

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