Florida authorities in the United States of America have reportedly arrested Robert Louis Singletary, Jr who is accused of shooting a 6-year-old girl and her parents after the trio attempted to retrieve a basketball out of his yard.
In a statement issued by Gaston County, N.C. on Thursday, 20 April the 24-year-old handed himself to the police around 04:45.
THE SUSPECT HANDED HIMSELF IN
“Today, Thursday April 20th, 2023, at about 4:45 pm, the Gaston County Police were notified by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office in Tampa, Florida, that the suspect in Tuesday’s shooting on April Drive was in custody. The suspect, 24-year-old Robert Louis Singletary, turned himself in,” reads the statement.
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NAMES OF THE VICTIMS
The victim has been identified as William James White of Gastonia who suffered a gunshot wound and remained in serious condition at a Charlotte hospital.
The second victim has been identified as Ashley Hildebrand of Gastonia. She suffered a grazing gunshot wound
The 6-year-old, whose name can’t be released suffered a gunshot wound
Forth victim was identified as Derrick Kenneth Prather of Gastonia. Though he was shot at, he was not hit.
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INVESTIGATION STILL ON-GOING
Singletary is scheduled to have a court appearance in Hillsborough County on Friday, 21 April.
“Although Mr. Singletary is in custody, the investigation into this shooting is on-going. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Det. J. Brienza at 704-866-3320 or Crimestoppers at 704-861-8000. A Crimestoppers reward of up to $1,000 is available for information pertinent to the investigation. There is no further information available at this time,” added the statement.
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