JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office announced Friday that it has located all individuals suspected of being involved in the shooting death of 5-year-old Kearria Addison on Monday in North Jacksonville.
Kearria was shot in the head when caught in crossfire while sitting in a vehicle with three of her siblings in front of a convenience store on Monaco Drive. Kearria died hours later.
JSO identified multiple individuals involved in a physical altercation that culminated in the exchange of gunfire that caused the 5-year-old girl’s death.
Early in the investigation, two suspects involved in the incident -- an argument over $180, according to Sheriff Mike Williams -- were identified as 50-year-old Tom Everett Jr. and 31-year-old Johnathan Hall.
Warrants were obtained for both men, and Everett was arrested shortly after the crime without incident.
A third suspect was identified as 35-year-old Adrain Cornelius Covington, JSO said. Covington ultimately turned himself in, and after being interviewed was arrested for one count of murder and two counts of attempted murder.
Two other unknown individuals, as well as the vehicle suspected of being used during the crime, were captured on surveillance video; these images were released in an effort to identify and locate them.
One of them was identified as 25-year-old Tierra Beaufort. On Friday, with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service and the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office, Beaufort and Hall were taken into custody without incident in Clewiston, Florida, as the result of a Crime Stoppers tip.
The fifth suspect, the driver of the vehicle suspected of being used during the crime, has been identified and interviewed. No arrest has been made as of yet, and the investigation continues at this time, JSO said.
The vehicle involved was identified and located.
Everyone involved in the chain of events, leading up to and including Kearria’s death, have been identified, JSO said.
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