Ferguson officer gives heart wrenching account of 9-year-old’s murder

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FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – One of the Ferguson police officers who responded to the scene after a 9-year-old was shot is anxious to see perpetrator taken off the streets.

Nine-year-old Jamyla Bolden was laying on her mother’s bed, doing homework, when she was struck by a bullet in a drive-by shooting on Tuesday night in the 9200 block of Ellison Drive. Her 34-year-old mother was shot in the leg, but survived.

Sgt. Dominica Fuller said the Ferguson Police Department is working around the clock to find Bolden’s killer.

“The chief responded to the scene and we are making sure we are doing everything we can to solve this homicide,” Fuller said.

Sgt. Fuller is also a mother – of a 9-year-old.

“As a mother, of course I was hurt. There was a child laying there defenseless. And someone did this to hurt her,” she said.

The 17-year police veteran said the violence nationwide must end.

“Our kids are dying at a young age, at a fast pace, and we as a community have to come together to get this resolved or we are going to lose more kids,” she said.

Sgt. Fuller has urged the shooter to come forward.

Meanwhile, police have not released any new details about the shooting, but did confirm that tips have started to come in.

Anyone with information on this case should contact CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS or the Ferguson Police Department at 314-522-3100.

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