17-year-old arrested in connection with toddler’s death

A 17-year-old has been charged with first-degree cruelty to a child after a toddler was fatally shot two weeks ago.

According to police, 3-year-old Dalis Cox was shot inside a residence and taken to a hospital where she died on July 29. Police said preliminary information suggested another child found had had been playing with a gun that accidentally struck Cox.

According to the Washington Post, the charged 17-year-old brought the gun into the home that was used to shoot Dalis.

Police charged the 17-year-old with first-degree cruelty to a child on Monday.

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