Police: Man arrested in connection to fatal shooting of 12 year old girl in Southern Pines

CBS North Carolina
CBS North Carolina

CARTHAGE, N.C. (WNCN) — Southern Pines police arrested 20-year-old Malik Rashad Crawford Saturday night in connection with a drive-by shooting that killed a 12-year-old girl and injured a 3-year-old boy.

The 3-year-old is now in stable condition and is still being treated, police said.

Jalinda Campbell, 12, and Kyleigh Graham, 3, were sitting on a porch outside the apartment where they both lived when the shooting happened on Friday, according to police. The shooting took place at about 3:49 p.m. at 714 West Michigan Avenue, police said.

Crawford, whose address is the Super 8 Motel in Aberdeen, is charged with accessory after the fact and is being held on a $300,000 bond.

CBS North Carolina
CBS North Carolina

More than 200 people attended a vigil at a Southern Pines home on Saturday evening to remember Jalinda.

A photo of Jalinda was placed on a chair and surrounded by candles and a Teddy bear and butterfly.

“Family is a bond that has been broken that will never be put back together,” said Jalinda’s dad, Greg Harris.  “She would be the daughter that anyone would be proud of.”

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Police said the shooting was not random and people at the home knew the shooter. Police also said the investigation revealed that the drive-by-shooting had an intended target, but both victims were innocent bystanders.

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Southern Pines police detectives are still investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call the Southern Pines Police Department at (910) 692-7031 or the Crime Tip Line at (910) 693-4110.

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