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Man arrested following fatal shooting of 13-month-old in Auburn

Michael A. Thomas was charged with manslaughter following the shooting death on an 18-month-old...
Michael A. Thomas was charged with manslaughter following the shooting death on an 18-month-old in Auburn.(Source: Auburn Police Division)
Published: Oct. 3, 2021 at 12:38 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 3, 2021 at 3:17 PM CDT
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AUBURN, Ala. (WSFA) - Auburn police have arrested a man after a 13-month-old girl was shot and killed Saturday.

Auburn police say officers responded to the 1300 Block of Shug Jordan Parkway around 3:45 p.m. Saturday. They determined the child had been shot in the upper torso.

The child was taken to East Alabama Medical Center but succumbed to her injuries, according to police and the county coroner.

Police say the other people present during the incident were still on the scene and have been identified.

Michael A. Thomas, 33, was arrested on a felony warrant charging him with manslaughter. Thomas was also charged with first-degree possession of marijuana, three counts of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

His bail at the Lee County Jail was set for $33,500, according to police.

No other information about the shooting was released.

The case remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Auburn Police Division at 334-501-3140 or the tip line at 334-246-1391.

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