Second Man Arrested in 7-Year-Old Girl's Murder

Heaven Sutton was caught in gunfire last Wednesday near her Austin home

Friday, Jul 6, 2012  |  Updated 5:37 PM CDT
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Person in Custody for Death of 7-year-old

A person of interest is in custody for the fatal shooting last week of 7-year-old Heaven Sutton in front of her Austin neighborhood home. NBC 5 Christian Farr reports the reactions from Sutton's mother, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy.

Mayor Furious About Child's Death

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the shooting death of Heaven Sutton on Wednesday isn't about crime, it's about a lack of values.
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Chicago police have a second suspect in custody in the shooting death of a 7-year-old girl.

Police confirmed Friday the suspect is being held at Area North headquarters and charges are still pending.

Heaven Sutton was caught in gunfire last Wednesday as she sold candy and snow cones to friends near her family's Austin neighborhood home in the 1700 block of North Luna. Heaven was with her mother when someone walked up to another group of people and opened fire.

Heaven tried running inside, her mother said, but she was struck in the back by a stray bullet. Heaven was rushed to an area hospital where she later died.

A West Side gang member already has been charged in her shooting and was denied bond Sunday. Jerrell Dorsey, 26, is charged with one count each of first degree murder and aggravated battery with a firearm.

In court on Sunday a judge called Dorsey "a dangerous individual."

Funeral services for Sutton were held Friday at St. Mark International Christian Church. Donations to Heaven's family can be made to the Heaven On Earth Fund at any U.S. Bank location.
 

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