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Man Charged in Takiya Holmes Shooting Death

Police say a Chicago man is in custody following the death of an 11-year-old girl who was struck by a stray bullet on the city’s South Side Tuesday.

19-year-old Antwan C. Jones is facing first degree murder charges in the shooting death of 11-year-old Takiya Holmes, WLS reports.

The child died after being shot in the head while sitting next to her 3-year-old brother in the back seat of a van Saturday on Chicago’s South Side. Here mother and aunt were in the front seats when gunfire erupted about 7:40 p.m. in the 6500 block of South King Drive in the city’s Parkway Gardens neighborhood.

Her mother, Naikeeia Williams, was parked outside a dry cleaning store, where she worked, her grandmother, Patsy Holmes told WLS Sunday.

“This doesn’t make any sense,” Holmes said then. “This has got to stop. These babies are dying and for what?

In a separate incident, 12-year-old Kanari Gentry Bowers was also shot in the head on Saturday. She remains in critical condition.

 

 

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