Every year, nearly 3000 children and teens die from gunfire, and nearly 14,000 are injured.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

15-year old Kentucky girl shot in back and killed

Tysha Spearman, age 15
15-year old Tysha Spearman was at a party in Louisville, Kentucky, with an adult family friend when she was shot in the back and left to die in an alley.  She was taken to a hospital but died an hour later.  One account suggests she had been in an argument with two teen boys.

From an article and news video:

"She was my everything. My house isn't going to be right. My kids aren't going to be right because of this. Look what you done to me," said [Tysha's mother, Robin] Spearman. "Turn yourself in. That's going to be best for you." 
According to community leaders, Tysha was not carrying any weapons when she was shot. 
Family members described her as a caretaker, someone who was always making sure her four brothers and sisters were OK. 
Tysha was a junior at Shawnee High School. 
On Tuesday evening, police arrested 21-year-Antonio McFarland in connection with Tysha Spearman's death.
(article about McFarland's arrest)

This is one of three child shootings in a 24-hour period in that city.

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