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CPD MAKES ARREST FOR 7yr Victim NATALIE WALLACE with First-Degree Murder Charges

CHICAGO – Police have arrested a man in connection to the murder of 7-year-old Natalie Wallace, who was shot at a Fourth of July party Saturday night.

Reginald Merrill, 33, of Chicago, has be

en charged with first-degree murder and aggravated battery after Wallace was shot in the head in the 1000 block of North Latrobe Saturday at around 9:15 p.m.

Police believe three men got out of a vehicle Merrill was driving and opened fire. The shooting was reportedly gang retaliation and Wallace was caught in the fire while playing in her grandmother’s yard.

Chicago police utilized technology after they were given videos of the white vehicle allegedly used in the shooting.

“Using technology, they tracked this vehicle all over the district and they eventually got a license plate on this vehicle,” CPD Chief of Detectives Brendan Deenihan said.

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