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12-Year-Old Detroit Girl Killed In Tragic Shooting

12yearold Detroit Girl Shot

First Posted: 02/ 1/2012 10:42 am Updated: 02/ 2/2012 9:44 am

This story has been updated.

Detroit Police are investigating the tragic shooting of 12-year-old girl on Tuesday night.

According to Channel 7 News, police now have two suspects in custody.

The murder happened at about 8:45 p.m. on the 19400 block of Ferguson in Detroit. It followed a verbal argument between the girl's mother and two acquaintances.

The conversation escalated and the two visitors left the house. Once outside, a man sprayed several shots into the house, fatally injuring the young girl. Police say the mother is not a suspect, Channel 7 reports.

This is a developing story.

UPDATE: Thursday, 9:20 a.m. -- The Detroit Free Press identifies the slain girl as Kade'jah Davis, a sixth-grade student at Detroit's University Yes Academy.

Her mother is Amanda Talton, who will not face charges in the case.

Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee called the girl's shooting death a "senseless act of violence." He also praised police response to the incident. Detroit Police announced officers apprehended two suspects in within 5 hours of the shooting. They are holding a mother and son, 35 and 19, in custody.

"It's because of the citizens who got involved; the members of Homicide and patrol officers of the 6th & 8th Precincts, who strategically worked together to apprehend these individuals," Godbee said.

Police report Talton had a "verbal altercation" with the female suspect at the front door of her home. After she closed the door, multiple shots were fired, piercing the door and hitting the victim.

According to the Free Press, the shooting was a consequence of a dispute over a cell phone between Talton and the female suspect.

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