The 24-year-old man accused of shooting a six-year-old girl over a basketball rolling into his yard in North Carolina was arrested Thursday afternoon in Tampa, Florida.
Breitbart News noted that the 24-year-old was identified as Robert Louis Singletary.
Singletary also allegedly shot the girl’s parents and another neighbor, ABC News reported.
He was on the loose for a week, eventually turning himself in for arrest in Florida.
NPR reported that Singletary surrendered to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office in Tampa, where he is “held on a fugitive warrant with no bond.”
A Friday court appearance is scheduled regarding extradition to North Carolina.
The North Carolina Department of Adult Correction’s records show Singletary “was convicted in 2017 of felonious assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill or inflicting serious injury, and released from prison on parole in September 2020,” NPR indicated.
The six-year-old’s father, William White–who was allegedly shot by Singletary while trying to draw fire in order to save his daughter–remains hospitalized in serious condition.
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