- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 15, 2017

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A Pittsburgh man has pleaded guilty to a shooting last summer that killed a 6-year-old girl.

Twenty-year-old Kamau Thomas Jr. pleaded guilty Tuesday to third-degree murder in exchange for a sentence of 15 to 40 years in prison.

Thomas told police he was firing shots toward a home’s roof on July 18 to scare another man who’d threatened him. One of the bullets struck Isis Allen, who died two days later after being taken off life support.

At the hearing, Thomas apologized to Isis’ family, as well as to his own.

According to a criminal complaint, Thomas said he was unaware he shot the girl in the head until later.



Thomas told police the gun’s trigger was sensitive and “it started going crazy. The gun kept going off until it was empty,”

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