Published on October 25th, 2014 | by PEM0
Shooting that killed toddler Ne’ Riah Miller directed at neighboring home
The group of men who would eventually shoot Cierra Twyman and her daughter Ne’Riah Miller, killing the toddler, initially began yelling at a group of people hanging out front of a neighboring apartment building before unleashing a hail of gunfire toward that group, according to witness statements.
Six to eight men began shooting at the group in front of a house at 120 S. 37th Street — one witness described hearing about 20 shots — and then one of the men ran up onto Twyman’s porch and began firing within a few feet from Twyman and her child, according to witness statements in court records released Thursday.
At least one witness, according to police, identified two of the shooters as William McLemore and Demarkus Tramber. Those two, along with Trey Anderson and Michael Dunn, have all been charged with murder, assault, attempted murder, and several counts of wanton endangerment.
Police said Anderson admitted driving to the shooting and told detectives that Dunn was also involved, according to a search warrant affidavit, part of more than 300 pages of evidence released Thursday.
While police spoke with Dunn and Anderson, there is no summary or transcript of the interviews released in the evidence this week. However, police said they heard Dunn tell his girlfriend, who was also interviewed by police, that he “[expletive] up” and “indicated the gun was at his mother’s house,” according to court records.
Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Ryane Conroy, the prosecutor in the case, said the recorded statements made by Dunn and Anderson will be provided later. She said Tramber did not do an interview with police and she declined to say whether McLemore spoke to investigators or not. She declined to talk about the evidence in the case.
All four men have pleaded not guilty and will be back in court on Oct. 29. They are lodged in Metro Corrections on $500,000 bonds.