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Man arrested in Prince William shooting that killed child, injured 4 teens

Posted at 10:12 PM, Jan 04, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-05 05:17:03-05

DUMFRIES, Va. -- A 20-year-old man has been arrested in Prince William County in connection to a shooting that killed a three-year-old girl and injured four teens.

Just before 11 a.m. on Wednesday, officers were dispatched to a home in Dumfries after someone called the Public Safety Communications Center reporting they had been shot. The center had received multiple other calls about a shooting in the area.

A Dumfries police officer first arrived at the scene and found one of the victims outside in front of the home. Additional officers from Prince William County arrived and entered the home, finding four additional victims in the basement.

One of the victims, a three-year-old child, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other four victims — a 17-year-old girl, a 16-year-old girl, a 14-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy — were brought to hospitals to be treated for life-threatening injuries.

During the investigation, officers developed a person of interest. The suspect, identified as Kanyatta Lee Oglesby of Washington, D.C., was later detained without incident after an officer on the perimeter at a nearby business along Richmond Highway saw a person who matched the description of the suspect.

Further investigation found that the suspect had been staying at the home where officers were called and was in a relationship with one of the victims, a 17-year-old girl.

During an altercation at the home, police said the suspect shot the 17-year-old in the front of the home and then shot the other four victims who were inside the home.

There was a 13-year-old boy in another part of the home who was uninjured during the confrontation.

All of the victims except for the 14-year-old boy are siblings who live at the home. The boy also lived in the home, but is not related to the other victims.

Oglesby has been charged with murder, four counts of aggravated malicious wounding and five counts of using a firearm in commission of a felony. He is being held without bond.

Investigators are asking anyone with information, including video surveillance footage, to contact police.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can email newstips@wtvr.com to send a tip.

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