Three Alabama men have been charged with capitol murder after being accused of killing a 6-year-old girl in a drive by shooting on Tuesday (January 4).
Aaron McDowell, 18, of Alexander City, Bernard Nix, 17, of Alexander City, and Stalandus Slaughter, 25, of Eclectic were arrested Wednesday (January 5) and charged with the crimes.
The trio is accused of killing Kenyatta Kendrick and wounding her 19-year-old uncle Darren Kendrick in a drive by shooting that took place in the wee hours of Tuesday morning.
The young girl was shot in the chest as she slept.
Darren Kendrick was struck once in the left hip and once in the left ankle and is in stable condition.
The house was hit by at least 18 rounds fired from a high-powered rifle, according to authorities.
Also in the house at the time were Kenyatta's mother, brother, and two uncles.
Authorities still have not revealed who the target of the shooting was citing their ongoing investigation, but believe one of the three men had an ongoing beef with someone in the house.
The McDowell, Nix and Slaughter are being held in the Elmore County Jail without bond on the capital murder charges. Additional charges, possibly attempted murder charges, could be filed against them also.
Aaron McDowell, 18, of Alexander City; Bernard Nix, 17, of Alexander City; and Stalandus Slaughter, 25, of Equality, Alabama