14-year-old responsible for hit-and-run that killed girl

Posted at 12:33 PM, Jun 17, 2016

Baltimore Police have identified a suspect in a hit-and-run crash that left an 9-year-old girl dead Thursday.

The suspect is a 14-year-old, according to police, and is currently in custody with charges pending.

Amirah Kinlaw was hit and killed leaving school Thursday afternoon near South Gilmor and West Lombard Streets when she and a crossing guard were struck by an oncoming driver. 

Kinlaw was transported to Johns Hopkins Pediatric where she was pronounced dead. The crossing guard was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

The suspect ran a red light and hit another driver, who is stable condition with serious injuries. He continued on Gilmor Street, hitting several parked cars before ditching the vehicle and fleeing on foot.

A 9-year-old girl was struck by debris during the incident. He was treated at an area hospital and released. Baltimore Police originally reported the victim was a 9-year-old boy, but they updated the information Friday in a press conference.

Editor's note: Baltimore Police have corrected Amirah Kinlaw's age to 9 years old. The story has been updated to reflect that change.  

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