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2 Men Arrested in Connection With 7-Year-Old's Shooting Death in Miami-Dade

Alana Washington died after being struck by a bullet on July 25

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More than a month after a 7-year-old girl was killed in a drive-by shooting in Brownsville, police have arrested two men in connection with the case.

Alana Washington died on July 25 after being struck by a bullet at a home in the area of Northwest 51st Street and 29th Avenue.

The child's mother told NBC 6 that Miami-Dade Police detectives notified her of the arrests on Wednesday.

Antonio Robinson, 22, and Jarvis Baker-Flanders, 23, were arrested and charged with second-degree murder, records showed.

Robinson was booked into Miami-Dade jail and was expected to appear in court Thursday. Baker was arrested in Georgia after he confessed to the charges and was in jail awaiting extradition to Miami, according to the sheriff's office in Lowndes County, where Baker was being held.

Attorney information was not available.

Since the tragedy, family members, community activists and authorities have been demanding for the shooter or shooters to come forward and for the public to give police any information.

More than a month after a 7-year-old girl was killed in a drive-by shooting in Brownsville, police arrested two people in connection with the case. NBC 6's Jamie Guirola reports.

At a news conference Thursday, Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said Washington was on a family trip to a flea market and the car she was in was followed to her home.

Fernandez Rundle said that's when the drive-by shooting happened. Investigators believe the suspects were targeting the girl's brother over some sort of grievance.

"She was cut down in a hail of bullets clearly intended to settle a grievance, to settle a score, to make a point," Fernandez Rundle said. "Her death is senseless."

Fernandez Rundle said Baker-Flanders was the gunman and Robinson was the driver.

"We did not forget her, we did not let her die in vain," Miami-Dade Police Director Alfredo Ramirez said. "As a parent I'm disgusted, I'm saddened."

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