- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 16, 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The Latest on the arrest of a man in the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old Kentucky boy (all times local):

3:30 p.m.

Police say a man charged in the death 7-year-old Kentucky boy opened fire during a dice game near the victim’s home.

Dequante Hobbs Jr. was struck by a stray bullet as he ate cake at his kitchen table.

Louisville police said Wednesday that 23-year-old Wyatt Williams was arrested and charged with murder. Police say Williams pulled out a gun during the dice game and opened fire on the evening of May 21.

The arrest came on the same day that Dequante would have started his second-grade year in school.

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2:50 p.m.

Investigators have made an arrest in the death of a 7-year-old Kentucky boy who was shot in the head by a stray bullet as he ate cake at his kitchen table earlier this year.

Louisville police said Wednesday that 23-year-old Wyatt Williams was arrested in the May slaying of Dequante Hobbs Jr. Police scheduled a media briefing for Wednesday afternoon to provide details of the arrest.

In the days after the shooting, police pleaded for the public’s help in tracking down the child’s killer. His death became a tragic symbol in the city’s efforts to reduce gun violence.

Hobbs was playing on his iPad and eating a bedtime snack at his kitchen table when a bullet flew through a window and struck him in the head.


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