Ny-Andrea Dyer

PRECIOUS 11-year-old girl in back seat of car headed home to do homework fatally shot IN FACE at gas station

By Leigh Egan; additional reporting by Jacquelyn Gray

A suspect is behind bars after police say he shot an 11-year-old girl in the face while she sat in her family’s car at a Chicago gas station.

NBC Chicago reports that authorities arrested Marcus Starkey, 27, and charged him with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, and aggravated battery with a firearm, in connection with the death of Ny-Andrea Dyer.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Ny-Andrea was shot in the face on March 1 at a gas station off of West 127th Street in the West Pullman neighborhood. Starkey is believed to have shot Ny-Andrea while opening fire on an 18-year-old man who was wounded in the groin as he exited the gas station.

The 18-year-old reportedly returned fire during Monday’s shooting but didn’t shoot anyone. The man is in critical-to-serious condition at the Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

Ny-Andrea ultimately passed away from her injuries on March 22, at the Comer Children’s Hospital, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

A police report stated that the 18-year-old used an “assault weapon-style weapon” in Monday’s shooting.

Two people reportedly approached the 18-year-old’s vehicle as he exited the gas station. One of the individuals shot the man as he walked back to the gas station, police said.

Officers reportedly discovered a 45 Springfield handgun that was possibly used in Monday’s shooting near the gas station. Eleven 7.62 mm caliber shell casings and five .45 caliber shell casings were reportedly found at the scene.

Authorities extradited Starkey from Minnesota to Chicago. No additional details have been released about the suspect. Check back for updates.

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[Feature Photo: Ny-Andrea Dyer/Handout]