Second man arraigned in murder of 2-year-old Inkster girl Kamiya Gross

INKSTER, Mich. (AP) - A second man charged in the slaying of a 2-year-old Detroit-area girl has been arraigned on several felonies in the case.

Raphael Hearn was arraigned Saturday in 34th District Court in Romulus. He was arraigned via video arraignment.

Hearn, of Inkster, is charged with first-degree murder, two counts of assault with intent to murder and using a firearm during a felony. He was charged as a habitual offender.

He was remanded to the Wayne County Jail and is due back in court on July 16.

Raymone Jackson was arraigned Thursday on the same charges.

Kamiya Gross was shot in the head Tuesday night outside a home in Inkster, southwest of Detroit. Police have said she was an "intended target" in the shooting that also left her 26-year-old father and a 13-year-old girl wounded.

Police have said the shooting appeared to be retaliation for a shooting in April.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy released the following statement about the case:

The alleged facts in this case, including the deliberate shooting that killed an infant and injured a young girl are among the most heinous that I have ever seen.

A third suspect was also taken into custody earlier this week. However, that suspect has been released pending further investigation.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Michigan State Police at (877) 616-4677 or Crime Stoppers at (800) SPEAK UP.

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