2 charged in slaying of 7-year-old Baltimore girl in drive-by shooting

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Police are charging two people in the death of 7-year-old Baltimore girl after an apparent drive-by shooting last month.

Interim Police Commission Gary Tuggle announced at a news conference Friday that 29-year-old Keon Gray was arrested in Anne Arundel County. He says Gray is charged with first- and second-degree murder, assault and firearms offenses in Taylor Hayes' death. She was shot while in a car July 5 and died two weeks later.

A statement of charges says detectives found witnesses and Gray was identified as the shooter.

Tuggle says Gray's girlfriend, 34-year-old Daneka McDonald is charged with being an accessory after the fact.

Taylor's aunt, Ebony Ward, thanked the community and police and said "it won't bring Taylor back but at least we're about to get some kind of justice."