Albany police say a 15-year old boy is responsible for the shooting death of 10-year-old Kathina Thomas.
Detective James Miller, spokesman for the Department of Public Safety, confirmed this afternoon that the teen was being questioned by detectives at South Station in connection with the killing. He later issued a news release saying the Albany High School student would be formally charged later tonight.
Miller did not identify the teenager.
Kathina was killed May 29 after she was struck by a bullet in the back as she played. The bullet that killed her was believed to have been fired during a fight between gangs, police said. Miller said the weapon used to fire the shot that killed Kathina was not found.
Kathina was buried this morning in Graceland Cemetery. Her funeral Monday night at Blessed Hope Worship Center drew hundreds of people.
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