Man arrested in fatal shooting of 2-year-old boy

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Police in Tennessee say they have arrested a Kentucky man in the fatal shooting of a 2-year-old boy.

Media cited a statement from Clarksville police saying 21-year-old Zackery Alexander of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, was charged on Wednesday with criminal homicide in the death of 2-year-old Joseph Bankston. The police statement said the boy’s shooting was “intentional.”

The arrest came the same day the state offered a reward of $15,000 for information in the case.

Gov. Bill Haslam, who announced the reward money, said he hoped it would “bring whoever did this to justice.”

The shooting on Oct. 4 at a home in Clarksville also injured 22-year-old Brandon Jimenez, who is currently in critical condition.

Alexander was booked at the Montgomery County jail. It wasn’t immediately clear whether he has an attorney.


Copyright 2015 The Associated Press.

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