US Marshals arrest man wanted in death of 10-year-old girl

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FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — U.S. Marshals in Virginia have arrested a man wanted for more than a year in the fatal shooting of a 10-year-old girl in Washington, D.C.

Isaiah Murchison was taken into custody in Fredericksburg, Virginia, on Thursday night, the U.S. Marshals Service confirmed to news outlets.

Murchison was identified in a May 2019 indictment as one of several gunmen accused of killing Makiyah Wilson in 2018 as she walked through the crowded courtyard of her Washington apartment complex.

Authorities have said masked men jumped out of car and fired gunshots into the crowd, striking Makiyah, who was not a target.

Murchison was charged with first-degree murder. Authorities did not say what led them to the suspect.

The U.S. Marshals Service previously offered a $20,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.

Eleven people were charged in connection with the slaying. The first trial was scheduled for this month, but was delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

It was not immediately clear whether Murchison had an attorney who could comment on his behalf.

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