Suspect arrested in Ferguson murder of 9-year-old girl
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Deā€™Eris Brown was arrested Thursday in connection with the fatal shooting of Jamyla Bolden on Aug. 18.

A suspect in the fatal shooting of a 9-year-old girl in Ferguson, Missouri, allegedly confessed to the crime after he was arrested Wednesday.

De'Eris Brown, 21, was arrested at a hospital on Wednesday as he was visiting a family member.

Jamyla Bolden, 9, was fatally shot on Aug. 18, 2015, in Ferguson while lying on her mother's bed doing homework; her mother was also by wounded by gunfire in the shooting.

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Jamyla Bolden

An unidentified witness tipped off police that Brown was the shooter, and an informant told police Brown admitted shooting into the residence. An $8,265 reward was offered for information in the case.

Police said Brown confessed after he was taken into custody.

Brown was charged with unlawful use of a weapon, armed criminal action and second-degree murder.

Anyone with more information on the case should call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS.

SOURCES: KTVI, KYTV, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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