U.S. Marshals arrest man in 7-year-old Georgia girl’s death

U.S. Marshals arrest man in 7-year-old Georgia girl’s death
Daquan Reed (Source: Atlanta Police)

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities in Virginia have arrested a man accused of fatally shooting a 7-year-old girl who was riding in a car with her family after a day of Christmas shopping in Atlanta.

Kennedy Maxie was hit by a stray bullet on Dec. 21 near the popular Phipps Plaza mall in Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood. She died the day after Christmas.

Atlanta police say 24-year-old Daquan Reed was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service in Hampton, Virginia.

Reed is a Virginia native and faces numerous charges including felony murder.

He is awaiting extradition back to Atlanta.

Investigators say the shooting stemmed from a fight between Reed and other men in a mall parking lot.

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