Police: Second Man Charged in Toddler's Retaliation Killing

A second man charged in the fatal point-blank shooting of a 2-year-old Inkster girl was arraigned Saturday.


Rapheal Daniel-Jordan Hearn, also known as Raphael Hearn, 29, of Inkster was arraigned via video at 34th District Court in Romulus on first-degree murder, two counts of assault with intent to murder and other charges, including being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office and Michigan State Police. It wasn't clear today whether Hearn has an attorney; he was denied bail.

The first man charged in the case, Raymone B. Jackson, 24, of Inkster, was arraigned Thursday on first-degree murder, torture and other charges.

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A third suspect arrested in connection with the shooting was released "pending further investigation," state police said in a news release today.

Kamiya French was shot in the head Tuesday night outside a home in Inkster. Michigan State Police Lt. Michael Shaw said the shooter wanted her death to be the last thing her father, who was also wounded in the shooting, ever saw. A 12-year-old girl was also shot. Condition updates on the father and the girl who survived were not immediately available today.

"The alleged facts in this case, including the deliberate shooting that killed an infant and injured a young girl, are among the most heinous that I have ever seen," Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said in statement today.

The Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office has said — relying on information from Kamiya's mother, Erica Gross — that Kamiya's last name is French, although State Police continue to list her last name as Gross.


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