Editor’s Note: UPDATE 7/20/16 3:13 P.M.: Isis Allen was pronounced deceased at 1:46 p.m. This case is now classified as a homicide. The charges will be amended as deemed appropriate in the near future.
In less than 24 hours, Pittsburgh police announced they had arrested 19-year-old Kamau Thomas of Carrick for the shooting that left a 6-year-old girl battling for her life with a critical head wound.
Police said the shooting took place following a fight that broke out on Zara Street in Knoxville, July 17. As a result of the fight Thomas was firing at a house in the 300 block, and “lost control” of the semiautomatic pistol just as six-year-old Isis Allen and an adult were walking in front of the building.
Thomas is in the Allegheny County jail, charged with one count of attempted homicide, 12 counts of reckless endangerment, one count of carry a firearm without a license and one count of aggravated assault.
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