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Nashville police identify four suspects in child's killing, all now in custody

Taliyah Frazier
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UPDATE (June 7) - Metro Police report Wednesday morning a fourth suspect accused in the deadly, "targeted" shooting of a four-year-old girl has been arrested.

Police say Lamarion Buchanan is in custody in Thomasville, North Carolina. He reportedly took a Greyhound bus out of Nashville last week. Authorities in North Carolina worked with information provided by the Metro Police to arrest him overnight, authorities say.


NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD) Chief John Drake reports the agency has identified four persons believed to be responsible for the killing of a 4-year-old girl last week.

Last Tuesday night, a "non-random" shooting as described by police took place at the intersection of Dickerson Pike and Douglas Avenue. Police say four-year-old Taliyah Frazier was riding in the back seat of a Chevrolet Malibu, which was stopped at a red light at the intersection. That's when two men got out of another car and fired "multiple rounds" at the Malibu.

Frazier sustained a gunshot wound to the head and died the next day.

Today, Chief Drake stated three of the four suspects were taken into custody after finding the vehicle used in the shooting abandoned.

"A four-year-old struck by gunfire impacts all of us," Chief Drake said. The four suspects will now face criminal homicide charges. Motive remains unclear at this time he added.

The three in custody have been identified as 23-year-old Trey Dennis, 18-year-old Kenlando Lewis, and 20-year-old Keimari Johnson. The fourth defendant, identified as Lamarion Buchanan, 19, remains at large. Anyone seeing him or knowing his whereabouts is asked to contact Nashville Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.

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