Man to remain jailed in stray bullet death of sleeping child
BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — The man suspected of firing a stray shot that killed a 9-year-old girl as she slept in her bed will remain jailed until his murder trial.
A judge issued the ruling Thursday during a detention hearing for Zahmere McKoy. He’s among four men charged in the July 17 shooting in Bridgeton that killed Jennifer Trejo.
Cumberland County prosecutors have said the 19-year-old Bridgeton man fired a handgun at a group of people but missed them. The shots were fired about a block away from Trejo’s home, and a stray bullet went through the home’s rear wall and struck her.
Authorities haven’t disclosed a possible motive for the shooting.
McKoy also faces counts of conspiracy to commit murder, attempted murder and weapons offenses. It’s not known if he’s retained an attorney.