Baltimore police arrest man in shooting of 9-year-old girl in Waverly

Police announced Wednesday the arrest of a suspect accused of driving the getaway car in the shooting of a 9-year-old girl last week in Waverly.

Michael Daye, 26, faces attempted murder, assault, weapons and other charges in the Oct. 4 shooting in the 3500 block of Old York Road, police said. He was arrested Wednesday.

Daye did not shoot the girl but faces the charges because of his involvement, Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said. The gunman has not been caught.

"We're hoping that his arrest today will quickly lead to the identification of the trigger-puller," Davis said. "While we're not celebrating at all with this tragedy, we are pausing to thank the community. We could not have done this without information that immediately came forward from the community."

The 9-year-old was caught in the crossfire when the gunman shot at a group of four people in the block, police said. She suffered a broken femur and has not been identified.

The shooting occurred about 1 p.m. as the girl was playing in her front yard, just a block from where 3-year-old McKenzie Elliott was killed by a stray bullet last year.

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said the 9-year-old "was put in harm's way because of the cowardly actions of individuals who don't care about themselves or the community."

"It was so frustrating to stand with the commissioner and community members to discuss yet another child who was injured, caught in the crossfire of a very violent year," Rawlings-Blake said.

cmcampbell@baltsun.com

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