UPDATE: Charges Upgraded to Murder in Shooting Death of 2-Year Old
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Charges were upgraded from assault to murder against two men arrested in connection to the shooting death of a 2-year old, according to Lexington Police.
Investigators say they determined both men were responsible for firing shots during what turned out to be a deadly robbery attempt.
Police say Marquis Thurman and Adrian Dunn went to a home on Kenton Street late Monday night, knocked on the front door, went inside and confronted a man they knew over money.
Investigators say a disorder ensued and multiple shots were fired and Thurman and Dunn ran off.
Police say 2-year old Nova Gallman, who was on the couch in the room, was shot in the head. She later died at the hospital.
The 27-year old man who was confronted, who was identified as the boyfriend of Gallman’s mother, was shot in the abdomen, but survived.
The two suspects were arrested at a hospital after checking themselves in for injuries suffered during the gunfire.
The two were initially charged with assault and robbery. Both men pleaded not guilty to those charges on Wednesday, prior to the charge being upgraded to murder against each man.
Both Thurman and Dunn will have to go back to court to answer to the new charge.
A vigil was held Wednesday night in Lexington for Nova Gallman.