Ar­rest made in high­way shoot­ing that took life of 3-year-old

The Morning Journal (Lorain, OH) - - LOCAL NEWS -

TOLEDO >> A 17-year-old from Detroit has pleaded not guilty in con­nec­tion with the shoot­ing death of a 3-year-old who was rid­ing in a car on an Ohio high­way when some­one in an­other ve­hi­cle opened fire.

The teen ap­peared in ju­ve­nile court in Toledo on Fri­day to face a com­plic­ity to mur­der charge.

Pros­e­cu­tors would not say what in­volve­ment the 17-year-old may have had in the shoot­ing.

Po­lice say 3-year-old Malachi Barnes was in the back­seat of his fa­ther’s car on Nov. 22 when an­other ve­hi­cle pulled along­side on I-75 and some­one be­gan shoot­ing.

The boy later died at a hos­pi­tal. Two other chil­dren also were in the car.

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