Relative accused of fatally shooting 5-year-old to appear in court


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The preliminary hearing for suspect Rickkia Allen is set for Friday, Jan. 3.

The incident occurred Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. Allen and another family member were engaged in an altercation that escalated to gunfire. The victim, five-year-old Ta’narius Moore, received a gunshot wound as a result of the gunfire. Moore died from his injury.

Allen was charged with capital murder and has been in custody at the Jefferson County Jail.


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