Suspect arrested in 2015 fatal shooting of Topeka 5-year-old
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Topeka police say they have arrested a 21-year-old suspect in a 2015 drive-by shooting that killed a 5-year-old girl.
The victim, Lily Mai Coats-Nichols, was in the back seat of a car in Topeka in July 2015 when shots were fired and a bullet hit her in the head.
Topeka police Lt. Colleen Stuart says the suspect was booked into the Shawnee County Jail Tuesday facing possible charges of first-degree murder and criminal discharge of a firearm.
At the time of the shooting, police said they had few leads, with only a vague description of a white car seen on the street around the time of the shooting.
Police did not say what led to Tuesday’s arrest.