Arrest made in death of 7-year-old Aniyah Nettles

Northwest Florida

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) — Police have made an arrest in the death investigation of 7-year-old Aniyah Nettles.

Pensacola Police say they have arrested 19-year-old Corie Lamon Thompson and charged him with culpable negligence.

“He allowed a minor child to gain access to a firearm which resulted in the death of a minor child,” wrote Public Information Officer Mike Wood in a text message.

Wood told WKRG News 5 Thompson fell asleep at a home on ‘B’ Street in Pensacola. His gun was left on the ground near the bed.

Police say a 5-year-old child picked up the gun Aug. 1, took the gun outside, started playing with it and shot Nettles.

Thompson was arrested on a warrant at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday without incident.

This is a developing story.

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