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4th suspect arrested in Orlando drive-by shooting that killed man, 6-year-old girl

ORLANDO, Fla. — A fourth person was arrested this week on charges connected to a deadly drive-by shooting that killed a 19-year-old man and 6-year-old girl in Orlando.

Officers said they arrested Brandon Picket, 17 and Kny Adams, 17, on Tuesday on charges of first-degree homicide related to the shooting.

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Police said Ricky Raymond Bowery Jr., 18, was also arrested Tuesday and faces the same charges. On Saturday, police also arrested 15-year-old Nico Brown on homicide charges in the same case.

Bowery Jr. is expected to make his first court appearance on Wednesday.

According to a news release, officers responded to 1141 Poppy Ave. around 8:20 p.m. on Aug. 29 for reports of two people shot from a passing car.

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One of the victims, 6-year-old Ajahliyah Hashim, was shot inside her living room and was taken to the hospital. She died on Aug. 30 from her injuries. Hashim’s mother was also shot and is still in the hospital.

A third gunshot victim, 19-year-old Isaiyah Wright, died at the hospital.

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Police said they will continue to investigate the shooting, as they believe the 6-year-old and the mother were not the intended targets.

If you have any information about this incident, contact the Orlando Police Homicide Unit or leave an anonymous tip through Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS.

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Orange-Osceola County State Attorney Andrew Bain on Wednesday provided Channel 9 with a statement about the shooting:

“The Office of the State Attorney is deeply saddened and disturbed by the recent tragic shooting death of a 6-year-old child, with the child’s mother also injured by gang and gun violence. This devastating incident has sent shockwaves through our community, leaving families in mourning and instilling fear among our residents. In response, we issue this resolute statement to make it abundantly clear that ‘gang and gun violence in our community will not be tolerated and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

His office said that he will treat “dangerous juveniles as adults” when the facts “require resolutions outside the capacity of the Department of Juvenile Justice.”

“It is our job in the Ninth Judicial Circuit to prosecute and keep the community safe,” Bain said. “Early diversion helps juveniles stay off the streets, and we are investing more resources in programs that work. Diversion is twofold, and our office will take a tough stance on violent crime. When we charge teenagers as adults, we are deterring and addressing these acts of violence early to hold individuals accountable. Enough is enough.”

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Q Mccray

Q McCray, WFTV.com

Q McCray is an award-winning general assignment reporter.

Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.

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