- Associated Press - Thursday, August 13, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) - A teenager has been charged with child cruelty after a shooting that killed a 3-year-old girl inside an apartment in southeast Washington.

Police have said that another child was playing with a gun when it fired and fatally wounded 3-year-old Dalis Cox on July 29.

Police announced Thursday that a 17-year-old boy was arrested Monday on a custody order and charged with first-degree child cruelty.

The gun used in the slaying was not a registered firearm and police haven’t said how the teenager got it.

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