Sixth person arrested in shooting death of 9-year-old girl

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Saniyah Nicholson (Family photo)

CLEVELAND – Police sources confirm to the Fox 8 I-Team that two more people are in custody in the death of a 9-year-old girl.

Officials arrested Aaron George, 18, Tuesday afternoon. US Marshals had information that he was working as a roofer in Solon. He was arrested without incident there.

Marshals also say another juvenile, a 16-year-old, turned himself in to police Tuesday.

Police say there are now 6 people in custody in regards to Saniyah Nicholson’s death

Nicholson was sitting in her mother’s car outside of a boxing club at Lee Road and Cloverside Avenue Wednesday night when gunfire erupted as two groups shot at each other from across the street.

The US Marshals and the Cleveland Police are calling these two the “remaining suspects” in the case.

Funeral arrangements for Saniyah were announced Tuesday.

There will be a public viewing  on Friday at Gaines Funeral Home in Maple Heights from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The homegoing celebration for the little girl starts with the wake at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at Second Ebeneezer Baptist Church. The funeral begins at 10 a.m.

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