Suspect in murder of 9-year-old girl ordered held on $2-million bond; another suspect arrested

CLEVELAND -- The 19-year-old suspect in the murder of a 9-year-old Cleveland girl was ordered held on a $2-million bond.

Devontae Nettles appeared in court Saturday morning.  He is charged with murder in the death of Saniyah Nicholson.

Just before Nettles' court appearance, the FOX 8 I-Team learned another person has been arrested in connection with the murder.

An arrest warrant shows the second adult arrested in this case “was an occupant in a vehicle and he exchanged gunfire with others on the street."

Saturday afternoon, the US Marshals Service released more information on the new arrest, saying members of its task force arrested Ce’ Matizea Andrews, 19, Friday night at a residence in Cleveland Heights. Court records show he's charged with murder.

There are now four arrests in the case: two juveniles; Nettles; and Andrews.

Saniyah Nicholson (Family photo)

Saniyah was sitting in her mother's car outside of a boxing club at Lee Road and Cloverside Avenue Wednesday night when shots rang out.

According to Cleveland police, a preliminary investigation revealed the shooting occurred between two groups of young males -- some in a vehicle and some on foot.

Court records show Nettles was driving the vehicle.

Police say, at this time, there is no known gang affiliation.  They also stress that this case remains in the early stages and are investigating if anyone else was involved.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact homicide investigators at 216-623-5464 or the Communications Control Section at 216-621-1234.  Those who wish to do so may report anonymously.

You may also call the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED (1-866-492-6833).

Anonymous information can be given to Crime Stoppers by calling 216-252-7463 or via text message: text TIP657 plus your message to Crimes (274637).

A cash reward of up to $20,000 may be available for information provided regarding the case.

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