2nd suspect arrested in shooting that injured 4-year-old girl - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

2nd suspect arrested in shooting that injured 4-year-old girl

Joshua Raheem Long was arrested July 16, 2014 in connection to a 2013 shooting that injured a four-year-old girl. Source: Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office Joshua Raheem Long was arrested July 16, 2014 in connection to a 2013 shooting that injured a four-year-old girl. Source: Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office
Kendrick Lakeith Hyche was arrested on July 15, 2013 in connection to the shooting. Kendrick Lakeith Hyche was arrested on July 15, 2013 in connection to the shooting.
Tamerra Harper (right) with her twin sister. Source: Family photo Tamerra Harper (right) with her twin sister. Source: Family photo
Tamerra Harper and her mom Ashley Harper two weeks after the shooting. Source: Josh Gauntt/WBRC Tamerra Harper and her mom Ashley Harper two weeks after the shooting. Source: Josh Gauntt/WBRC
The shooting happened at this home on 31st Avenue in Tuscaloosa. Source: Kelvin Reynolds/WBRC The shooting happened at this home on 31st Avenue in Tuscaloosa. Source: Kelvin Reynolds/WBRC
TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) -

Investigators have arrested a second man in connection to a 2013 shooting in Tuscaloosa where a 4-year-old girl was shot as she slept in her home.

Homicide investigators have charged Joshua Raheem Long with attempted murder, first degree assault and discharging a firearm into an occupied building.

Tuscaloosa police arrested Long around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday and booked him into the Tuscaloosa County Jail on a $120,000 bond.

Investigators say they developed information about Long's connection to the shooting while they were following leads on another case. They also used evidence they already had to determine that Long was involved.

Four-year-old Tamerra Harper was shot on July 12, 2013 while she was sleeping on a living room couch at a home on 31st Avenue. Her grandmother was home with Tamerra and her twin sister at the time.

At least 36 bullet homes were visible at the home after the shooting, but Tamerra was the only person who was hit.

Tamerra was treated at Children's Hospital in Birmingham for gunshot wounds to her head and right arm. The little girl has since recovered.

Three days after the shooting, police arrested Kendrick Lakeith Hyche on charges of attempted murder, first degree assault and discharging a firearm into an occupied building. He was also booked into the Tuscaloosa County Jail on a $120,000 bond.

Police said Hyche was the driver of the getaway car. Investigators say they believe the intended targets were two young men who also lived at the residence, but were not home at the time of the shooting.

Since the beginning of their investigation, police have been searching for a second suspect. Officers said in 2013 two suspects and the two boys who lived in the home had an on-going argument that escalated.

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