A suspect was arrested for allegedly killing a 12-year-old girl who was inside her Hempstead home when she was hit by a gunshot he fired from outside it three months ago, Nassau County police said.
Jakwan Keller was charged Sunday with second-degree murder, criminal use of a firearm and criminal possession of a weapon.
Homicide Squad detectives alleged that the 20-year-old Hempstead man fired the gunshot that struck Dejah Joyner in the head while she was in the living room of her Dartmouth Street home at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16.
The victim was taken to a Winthrop University Hospital where she died the next day.
Police had offered a $75,000 reward for information in the case.
Keller will be arraigned Monday at First District Court in Hempstead.