(AllHipHop News) Over two weeks after six year old Tiana Ricks was fatally shot while visiting family in Moreno Valley, CA, a 21 year old admitted gang member has been arrested in connection to the shooting.
A collaborative effort between the the Moreno Valley Police Department’s Special Enforcement and Gang teams, the Investigation Bureau and the Sheriff’s homicide investigators placed Keandre Johnson as a prime suspect in the murder and he was arrested on Tuesday (September 17th).
Johnson is on parole and was arrested on suspicion of murdering Tiana Ricks as well as attempted murder for wounding Tyrell Ricks, Tiana’s father.
Tiana Ricks funeral was held this past Saturday (September 14th) Snoop Lion and Game donated over $20,000 to the funeral costs.
Snooop expressed his sorrow in a written statement obtained by the LA Times following Tiana’s death:
Little 6-year-old girls are not supposed to die from a gunshot. But it keeps happening, From the mass shootings in Aurora and Newtown, to gang violence in the streets and murders in our own backyards, too many tears are being shed, too many young lives are being cut short. We need to come together to change this.