Southfield girl, 8, dies after shooting; brother charged
Southfield —The 8-year-old girl allegedly shot once in the head by her brother Sunday night, has died, police said Thursday.
"The details of what led up to the shooting of this child are too disturbing to release to the public at this time," said Southfield Police Chief Elvin Barren, at the 10:30 a.m. press conference.
"Releasing details too soon could be an issue for our case," Barren said, as one factor in the limited release of information. "Respect to the family" was another.
On Wednesday, Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald charged Gyasi Stribling, 20, with assault with intent to murder and felony firearm, the office said Thursday.
Those charges were issued before Bailei died. A spokesman for the prosecutor's office said charges would be updated to reflect the girl's death.
Stribling was denied bond at his arraignment, and will remain at Oakland County Jail as his case moves through the court system.
Police say that at about 7 p.m. Sunday, the victim's 20-year-old brother shot her in the head at the family's home, Twelve North Apartments, on the 25700 block of 12 Mile, west of Telegraph.
Tapping the podium with each word, Barren said "I do not want this individual to be released."
Stribling allegedly told police that Bailei was shot during a robbery, but two other witnesses at the apartment told another story.
Barren said Stribling allegedly tried to "conceal evidence," but that police have since recovered the handgun believed to have been used in the shooting.