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Arrest Made In Riverside County Killing of 6-Year Old Girl

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His name is Keandre.

Keandre Narkie Johnson and in February of this year he turned 21.

According to Riverside County Sheriff's Keandre was what's called a "parolee at large" which basically means he had been released from jail – or state prison – put on parole and had violated the conditions of that parole. Most likely, he failed to check in with his parole officer, a common violation.

Keandre also admits to being a gang member, according to police, who believe he was acting for that gang when on September the seventh they say he fired a gun at a crowd outside a house in Moreno Valley.

Keandre didn't enter a plea today – he didn't have to – so we don't know what he has to say to that accusation yet. We don't even know what, if any, the evidence against him is.

But back to the night of September 7th,  that fateful night…

In that crowd, a beautiful little girl named Tiana danced and played; giggled the carefree way six year olds tend to do when having a good time.

And by all accounts, Tiana was having a good time that night, her daddy nearby casting a watchful eye over the little girl family members lovingly called their "princess".

But daddy couldn't protect the princess from the evil forces that would put an end to what had been a peaceful family party; driving-by and cowardly shooting into a crowd; cowardly shooting into a little girl.

Tiana didn't stand a chance against that bullet – she was simply too little. Try as hard as they did, no one could save the princess.

And two weeks before turning seven, Tiana was dead.

Just like that.

And just like that, the person whose finger was on that trigger became a cold-blooded killer.

Whoever that person is.

 


 

(FOX 11 / AP) Authorities say they have arrested a 21-year-old parolee 10 days after a shooting that left a 6-year-old girl dead and her father wounded at a family gathering in Riverside County.

The Sheriff's Department said in a statement Tuesday that Keandre (kee-AHN'-dray) Narkie Johnson was arrested and booked for investigation of murder and other charges.

The case has been presented to prosecutors.

On Sept. 7, 6-year-old Tiana Ricks and her 26-year-old father Tyrell Ricks Jr. were shot at a home in Moreno Valley northwest of Lake Perris.

The two were taken to a hospital where Tiana was declared dead.

Tiana's killing led to a wide outpouring of anger and sorrow in her community and around Southern California. Hip-hop artists The Game and Snoop Lion both made contributions toward her funeral expenses.

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