MILWAUKEE – Prosecutors have charged three Milwaukee men in last year's fatal shooting of a 9-year-old girl struck by a bullet as she watched TV.
Thirty-two-year-old Otha Jose Brown Jr. 21-year-old Damonta Jennings and 25-year-old Tony Powell Jr. are all charged with first-degree reckless homicide in the killing of Za'Layia (zah-LAY'-ah) Jenkins. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Brown and Powell are in custody, while an arrest warrant is out for Jennings.
Za'Layia was inside a relative's home in May 2016 when she was hit by a bullet fired from outside the home.
The complaint says the suspects fired at the home after a woman scolded them for taking part in an apparent drug sale. The men drove off, but when they returned someone fired at the car and a gunfight broke out.