Ja’Nyi Weeden died over the summer in Northwest Baltimore. Since then, police have been searching for her killer and announced on Oct. 18 that an arrest and charges have been made. (Courtesy of BPD/@Baltimorepolice)

By AFRO Staff

The family of Ja’Nyi Weeden is one step closer to getting justice for the tragic death of their daughter. Baltimore City Police announced in a Facebook post on Oct. 18 that they have arrested a 16-year old male in connection with the murder of the 15-year old girl. 

On Aug. 10, police officers arrived on the scene in Northwest Baltimore to find Weeden suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. She was transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center where she was pronounced dead. 

For the last two months, homicide detectives have been investigating the incident and on Oct. 15 an arrest was made and Weeden’s killer was charged with first degree murder. 

The comments on the post ranged from praise of the police department, to sentiments to the family, to anger over the fact that another Baltimore youth lost her life to senseless gun violence.  

It is unclear from the announcement whether or not the young man will be charged as an adult.

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