ECLECTIC, AL. (WSFA) - Three men have been arrested and charged with Capital Murder in the drive-by shooting that killed six-year-old Kenyatta Kendrick and injured 19-year-old D.J. Kendrick.
Aaron McDowell, 18 from Alexander City, Bernard Nix, 17 from Alexander City, and Stalandus Slaughter 25 from Eclectic have all been charged with Capital Murder with no bond and Assault in the First Degree with $30,000 bond.
According to Elmore County Sheriff Bill Franklin at approximately 3:00 a.m. someone drove by the house one quarter mile from downtown Eclectic on Nichols Avenue firing a number of rounds from a high-powered rifle through the residence. One of those rounds traveled through walls in the residence and killed six-year-old Kenyatta Kendrick. She was asleep in her bed.
Also injured was 19-year-old D.J. Kendrick. He was shot twice, once in the left thigh, and once in the left heel.