Man arrested in Wilmington shooting that injured girl, 5

July 20, 2013 8:53:58 PM PDT
Police say a man wanted for a shooting in Wilmington that left a 5-year-old girl shot in the leg in has been arrested in New Jersey.

Wilmington police reported Saturday that authorities have arrested 33-year-old Jermaine Laster of Penns Grove, N.J., in connection with the shooting.

Police say the shooting happened around 6 p.m. Wednesday on Pleasant Street. Police say the 5-year-old girl and a 9-year-old girl were playing outside when the 5-year-old was hit by a stray bullet.

Detectives later learned that Laster and another person had fought earlier in the day, and Laster allegedly later returned and began shooting.

Laster did not appear to have a listed telephone number.


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