MI - Makanzee Oldham, 2, shot in head, Detroit, 25 May 2016 *Arrests*

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    Girl, 2, dies after Detroit shooting; suspect sought

    Mark Hicks, The Detroit News 11:43 a.m. EDT May 26, 2016

    A 2-year-old girl died Thursday morning after she was shot in the head during an incident involving her father and a neighbor on the city’s east side, according to police.

    The girl, initially reported to be 3 years old, was shot around 7:40 p.m. Wednesday while sitting in a car with her father on the 16400 block of Fairmount, police said. She “had a birthday coming up” which contributed to the initial confusion about her age, Officer Dan Donakowski said Thursday morning.

    The suspect and neighbor, identified by police as Cleveland Smelley, allegedly “went up to the vehicle they were sitting in and opened fire,” Officer Jennifer Moreno said Wednesday...

    http://www.detroitnews.com/story/ne...shot-detroit-person-interest-sought/84948176/
     
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    Family: 2-year-old shot on Detroit's east side is still alive

    2 in custody; police searching for Cleveland Smelley


    By Halston Herrera - Digital news editor

    Posted: 9:32 AM, May 26, 2016
    Updated: 11:35 AM, May 26, 2016

    http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/detroit-girl-dies-after-shooting-on-detroits-east-side

    :waitasec: Channel 4 is reporting now (12:00 news) that the parents of the little girl have told WDIV that she is still clinging to life and is not deceased as has been reported by local media. I'll stay on it throughout the day and report.
     
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    WWJ radio (CBS, Detroit) has also reported that the little girl has died.

    2-Year-Old Detroit Girl Shot In Head Has Died; Manhunt Ongoing For Gunman

    May 26, 2016 12:03 PM

    DETROIT (WWJ) – Authorities say a 2-year-old Detroit girl who was shot in the head has died as a manhunt for the suspected gunman continues.

    Two people have been arrested in connection with the incident, police said Thursday, but the alleged shooter — identified as 31-year-old Cleveland Smelley — remains at large...

    http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2016/05...for-suspect-who-shot-2-year-old-girl-in-head/
     
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    Police capture suspect Cleveland Smelley who is wanted girl's shooting on Detroit's east side

    2 others in custody after 2-year-old shot on Fairmont Street


    By Dave Bartkowiak Jr. - Digital Managing Editor

    Posted: 12:29 PM, May 26, 2016

    DETROIT - Detroit police have captured a 31-year-old suspect wanted in connection with a shooting Wednesday on the city's east side that killed a 2-year-old girl.

    Cleveland Smelley was arrested Thursday. He was on parole and considered armed and dangerous.

    The girl, identified by family members as McKenzie Oldham, was in a vehicle with her father in the 14000 block of Fairmont Street when a fight broke out, police said. Sources told Local 4 the fight started after someone spilled a drink.

    Shots were fired, and McKenzie was struck...

    http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/...s-wanted-girls-shooting-on-detroits-east-side
     
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    unfrickingbelievable. smh. absolutely speechless.
     
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    Detroit News article was updated again this morning. McKenzie on life support.

    ...The girl was identified Thursday by her great-uncle Michael Oldham, who told The Detroit News that the girl is "barely alive."

    "She's still hanging on, but it's pretty critical," Oldham said. "The family is trying to hold it together."

    Detroit police confirmed her status Thursday. Officials previously were told and released publicly that the girl had died.

    "She is on life support," Officer Jennifer Moreno said. "She is still alive at an area hospital." ...

    http://www.detroitnews.com/story/ne...shot-detroit-person-interest-sought/84948176/
     
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    3 charged in shooting of 2-year-old Detroit girl

    Proescutors say man pouring juice on woman's head prompted fight


    By Dave Bartkowiak Jr. - Digital Managing Editor

    Posted: 5:34 PM, May 27, 2016

    DETROIT - Three men face assault with intent to murder charges in connection to the shooting of a 2-year-old girl Wednesday evening in the 16400 block of Fairmount.

    The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office said McKenzie Oldham was seriously wounded when one of the men opened fire on a vehicle which she was inside. Cleveland Smelley, Antoine Smelley and Deonta Bennett all face an assault with intent to murder charge...

    http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/3-charged-in-shooting-of-2-year-old-detroit-girl
     
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    Girl, 2, shot in argument, declared brain-dead

    George Hunter, The Detroit News 9:19 p.m. EDT May 27, 2016

    McKenzie Oldham will not live to see her third birthday, according to relatives.

    The 2-year-old girl, who was shot in the head during a reported argument over spilled Kool-Aid, was declared clinically brain-dead at 5:10 p.m. Friday, although the family will keep her on life support until Sunday so her organs can be harvested, according to her great-uncle.

    “There was a complete brain shutdown, and the doctors said if they kept her on life support, she’d have been a vegetable,” McKenzie’s great-uncle, Michael Oldham, said Friday evening. “They’re going to donate her organs, so they’ll keep her on the machine until Sunday.” ...

    http://www.detroitnews.com/story/ne...5/27/girl-critical-shooting-detroit/85052800/
     
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    Peace rally held after 2-year-old Detroit girl shot

    3 men charged in shooting face judge Saturday


    By Jermont Terry - Reporter

    Posted: 10:50 PM, May 28, 2016
    Updated: 11:33 PM, May 28, 2016

    DETROIT - Makanzee Oldham is breathing only through a machine at St. John as doctors are preparing her organs for donations.

    The pain of the shooting is felt not only by the 2-year-old's family, but the entire community, which hopes this is final child killed on the streets of Detroit.

    Community members fed up with the violence and shootings of innocent children gathered on Seven Mile in Detroit...

    http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/peace-rally-held-after-2-year-old-detroit-girl-shot

    Note: Local media sources have corrected their initial spelling of the child's name: Makanzee Oldham.
     
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    2-year-old taken off life support; 3 charged

    Karen Bouffard, George Hunter and James David Dickson, The Detroit News 2:13 p.m. EDT May 29, 2016

    The two-year-old girl who was shot in the head over a fight over stolen money and spilled Kool-Aid has been taken off life support.

    Makanzee Oldham was declared brain dead Friday and was taken off life support at the hospital Sunday around noon, a family member said. Her organs were donated...

    http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2016/05/28/toddler-shot/85089452/
     
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    Fly high little angel. :(
     
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    Detroit girl shot in head during fight has died

    Makenzee Oldham taken off Life Support; 3 men facing charges


    By Halston Herrera - Digital news editor

    Posted: 7:42 AM, May 30, 2016
    Updated: 7:43 AM, May 30, 2016

    DETROIT - A 2-year-old Detroit girl who was shot in the head during a dispute over a spilled drink between two groups of people has died.

    St. John Hospital spokesman Brian Taylor said Makanzee Oldham died Sunday. She was shot Wednesday while in a car on Fairmount after a fight erupted and someone poured juice on a woman getting ready for prom.

    "We had a long weekend planned out for her. But, unfortunately, this happened," said Makenzee's father, Marcell Oldham. "She was a blessing, always happy. She didn't deserve it. This was senseless." ...

    http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/detroit-girl-shot-in-head-during-fight-has-died

    Senseless crime :stormingmad: Rest well, beautiful girl :rose:
     
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    3 men now face murder charge in toddler’s death

    Oralandar Brand-Williams, The Detroit News 5:19 p.m. EDT May 31, 2016

    Charges against three Detroit men in connection with the shooting of a 3-year-old Detroit girl were upgraded to murder Tuesday after the child was declared brain dead.

    Cleveland Tyvon Smelley, 30; Deonta Charles Bennett, 21; and Antoine Lamar Smelley, 32, all of Detroit, are now charged with first-degree murder and seven counts of assault with intent to murder. They each previously faced eight counts of assault with intent to murder...

    http://www.detroitnews.com/story/ne...urder-charges-detroit-toddler-death/85209570/
     
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    Family bids farewell to toddler killed by gunfire

    Breana Noble, The Detroit News 1:37 p.m. EDT June 11, 2016

    Eastpointe — Friends and family decked in white for unity said their final farewells to two-year-old Makanzee Selena Oldham on Saturday as her body was taken from a church in a red carriage pulled by two horses.

    The funeral brought tears and memories of Makanzee's short life, but it looked forward to a day when her death would be brought to justice and when the mourners would reunite with Makanzee.

    “It's hard on this side to understand that at two years old, she's home and in the Lord's arms," said Pastor Kevin Lancaster, of the Love Life Family Christian Center in Eastpointe...

    http://www.detroitnews.com/story/ne...ids-farewell-toddler-killed-gunfire/85753494/
     
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    Thanks so much for keeping this one updated BDE. Such a tragic hurtful loss. Over silliness. I'll never understand.
     
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    Key hearing Thursday for 3 men charged in Detroit girl's shooting death

    Makenzee Oldham died in May; 3 men facing charges


    By Halston Herrera - Digital news editor

    Posted: 7:44 AM, June 16, 2016

    DETROIT - Three men who are charged in the death of a 2-year-old Detroit girl who was shot during a dispute over a spilled drink face a key hearing on Thursday.

    Makanzee Oldham died in May after she was hit by gunfire on Fairmount.

    "She was a blessing, always happy. She didn't deserve it. This was senseless," Makenzee's father, Marcell Oldham, said...

    http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/key-hearing-for-3-men-charged-in-detroit-girls-shooting-death
     

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