Suspect in shooting mistake that killed Texas girl, 9, surrenders

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This undated booking photo provided by the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office shows Tyrese Simmons. Dallas police have identified Simmons as their suspect in a shooting mistake that killed a 9-year-old girl. A police statement released Thursday, Aug. 16, 2019, said the 19-year-old self-described rapper is sought in the shooting death of Brandoniya Bennett. The shooting happened Wednesday afternoon at an apartment building in the Old East Dallas section just northeast of downtown. (Dallas County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police say their suspect in the shooting mistake that killed a 9-year-old girl has turned himself in.

A police statement says 19-year-old self-described rapper Tyrese Simmons surrendered Thursday at the Dallas County jail. He is held without bond in the shooting death of Brandoniya Bennett.

The shooting happened Wednesday afternoon at an apartment building in the Old East Dallas section just northeast of downtown.

Police said Thursday that Simmons went to the building to confront another rapper who had disparaged him on social media. When the other man refused to come out, police say Simmons went to the back of the apartment building and opened fire on the wrong apartment, wounding Bennett.

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