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3 people arrested in connection with fatal shooting of 11-year-old girl in Miami apartment – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports

3 people arrested in connection with fatal shooting of 11-year-old girl in Miami apartment – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports

MIAMI (WSVN) – Three adults have been arrested and charged with manslaughter in connection with the shooting death of an 11-year-old girl in Miami, police said.

Charlene Webster, 59, Nancy Severe, 43, and Titato Clarke, 40, were taken into custody following the incident at around noon Tuesday at an apartment at 200 Northwest 17th Street.

Miami City Police initially responded to the scene after a gunshot was reported.

Police said that when officers arrived, they were informed by Clarke, the victim’s father, that a loud bang was heard coming from the child’s bedroom.

Clarke reportedly told police he found his daughter, a woman named Taliyan Clarke, with a gunshot wound and took her to Holtz Children’s Hospital in critical condition.

Taliyan Clarke (family photo)

Despite emergency surgery, the girl was pronounced dead at 1:09 p.m.

The three adults who were responsible for supervising the victim gave conflicting statements about the shooting, according to the police report.

Titato, who police say has been convicted of a serious crime 12 times, initially gave several conflicting accounts of the incident.

According to the police report, a search of the apartment revealed a .40-caliber cartridge case and a Glock pistol wrapped in a scarf and blanket in the child’s room, as well as large pools of blood consistent with the shooting.

Webster, the victim’s paternal grandmother, and Severe, Clarke’s partner with whom he has three children, were also living in the apartment at the time.

All three adults were arrested and charged with manslaughter of a child under 18.

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