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Arrest Made In Stray Bullet Killing Of 11-Year-Old Shamiya Adams

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CHICAGO, IL - JULY 20: Mouners hold hands during a memorial service for Shamiya Adams on July 20, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Jalante, along with family members, prepare to release ballons during a prayer vigil. Adams, 11, was killed while spending the night at a friend's home when a stray bullet flew through an open window and an interior wall and struck her in the head on July 18th. The memorial service was held outside of the home in which Adams was killed. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) | Scott Olson via Getty Images

CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago police say they've arrested a man in the slaying of an 11-year-old girl who was struck in the head by a stray bullet while at a sleepover last week.

Janel Sedevic, a Chicago police spokeswoman, says the man has been arrested on a first-degree murder charge and will be formally charged Thursday. She provided no other details.

Sedevic says Superintendent Garry McCarthy will discuss the arrest at a Thursday morning news conference.

Shamiya Adams was making s'mores at a friend's house in the West Garfield Park neighborhood on July 18 when she was struck by a bullet. She died early the next morning.

Police have said the gunman may have been firing at another person in a gang dispute outside the house.

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