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Arrests made in Riviera Beach child's shooting

Posted at 4:13 AM, Sep 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-19 20:38:09-04

Two people are in custody in connection with the shooting death of a 4-year-old girl in Riviera Beach.

Police have charged an adult male and a sixteen year-old juvenile in the case. 

Investigators say Amirra Jacques found an unsecured gun that was lying on a bed in her home in the 1200 block of West 32nd Street. They say it went off as she was playing with it.

Police say they have charged Nathaniel Lowe, 25, with Culpable Negligence (Firearm/ Minor), Tampering with Evidence, Felon in Possession of Firearm and Grand Theft Firearm.  

He made his first appearance in court Monday morning.

Lowe is a six time convicted felon who was already on probation until 2018.

A judge ordered no contact with any minors, including his co-defendant, no contact with the victim's family and he must surrender any firearms.

His bond was set at $150,000.

The teen, who was not identified, has been charged with Culpable Negligence (Firearm/ Minor), Tampering with Evidence, Perjury (Not Official Proceedings) and Grand Theft Firearm.  

Police say they were originally told by Lowe that an unidentified person came inside the home and fired the shot that killed Jacques.

The juvenile got rid of the gun after Jacques was shot, police said. Later, after questioning, police say the teen took them to an area two streets from the scene where the gun was located.

 

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