- Associated Press - Thursday, January 11, 2018

CINCINNATI (AP) - Two young men have been arrested in the fatal shooting of a 9-year-old Cincinnati girl who was killed during a reported home invasion nearly a year ago.

Authorities say 18-year-old Azuriah Hoskins Jr. and 19-year-old Ke’von Smith were being held Wednesday on murder charges in the death of Alexandrea Thompson.

It wasn’t immediately clear Thursday whether the suspects have attorneys. A message was left for a public defender appointed for Hoskins in a different matter.

Alexandrea’s father, Alex Thompson, has said he and his daughter were shot at a home last January as he struggled with an intruder who held a gun to the girl’s head. The father survived.

Police haven’t publicly revealed a suspected motive for the shooting. They say the investigation is ongoing.



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