Royal Oak Tribune

Reward up to $20K in death of 8-year-old girl


EAST CHICAGO, IND. » The reward for informatio­n leading to an arrest in the fatal shooting of an 8-year-old Indiana girl has climbed to $20,000, police announced Tuesday. The Federal Protection Agency, LLC, is now offering an additional $10,000 in the death of Timiya Andrews in East Chicago last month, police said. That’s on top of the combined $10,000 put up by the the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and by East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland. The girl died Oct. 28 after being shot in the head by a stray bullet six days earlier, police said. East Chicago Deputy Police Chief Jose Rivera said investigat­ors believe an unidentifi­ed person fired 16 shots from an automatic weapon outside the girl’s home when a bullet penetrated the building and struck her.

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