2 Arrested In Murder Of 7-Year-Old Florida Girl, 1 Remains At Large

posted by Jessi Minneci - 

Police say two men were arrested on Tuesday and a third is wanted in connection to a weekend shootout at a Jacksonville strip mall that resulted in the death of 7-year-old Heidy Rivas Villanueva.

Stanley Harris III and Trevonte Phoenix are in custody and Abrion Maurice Price is wanted in connection with the girl's death, according to police.

Investigators said 13 shots were fired as a result of what was apparently a planned robbery in the parking lot of an iHop restaurant. 

According to police, Phoenix and Price arranged the setup over social media under the pretense of a gun sale.

Harris, a friend of the buyer, served as a lookout in another car as the deal went down, police said. When guns were drawn, he exchanged shots with Phoenix and Price as they ran away.

Heidy and her father were in a car with a younger child at the 103rd Street strip mall, waiting for Heidy's mother to finish grocery shopping, when bullets started flying.

 Police said a stray bullet entered the family's vehicle and struck Heidy in the head. She died at the hospital.

Authorities said it appears the shot that struck Heidy was fired by Harris, but that will be confirmed by ballistics experts.

For now, Phoenix, 17, and Price are charged with felony murder because they were in the commission of a crime when Heidy was hit. Phoenix will be prosecuted as an adult.

Harris, 19, has been charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, but additional charges will be added.

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