- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 21, 2014

CLEVELAND (AP) - Police in Cleveland say an ex-convict who served time for escape and domestic violence has been arrested as a suspect in the fatal shooting of a 5-year-old girl killed while sitting in a vehicle.

Police say charges are expected Wednesday against the 32-year-old suspect. Prison records show he was released in 2012 after serving more than three years on a sentence out of Cleveland.

Police obtained crime-scene surveillance footage of the shooting which also wounded the girl’s mother.

The Northeast Ohio Media Group (https://bit.ly/1amNiUE ) reports a neighbor’s surveillance footage shows a green SUV pass by the shooting scene, with the camera’s position blocking the view of the shooter.

Authorities identified the slain girl as Jermani (JEHR’-muh-nee) Brooks. Her mother, 33-year-old Noni (NAH’-nee) Brooks, was hospitalized in fair condition.



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