Second Suspect Charged In Shooting Death Of Natalia Wallace

Davion Mitchell | Chicago police
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A second man has been charged with murdering a 7-year-old girl in a shooting at a Fourth of July party in Austin.

Davion Mitchell, described by his lawyer as a local rapper and religious man, is one of three gunmen who opened fire, killing Natalia Wallace and wounding a man believed to be the intended target, according to Cook County prosecutors. Natalia was at a family event at her grandmother's and was an innocent victim, police said.

Mitchell, 22, is the second man charged in the deadly shooting in the 100 block of North Latrobe Avenue. Two other men are still being sought by authorities.

Reginald Lamar Merrill, 33, was charged in Natalia’s murder last week. Prosecutors said he was the getaway driver.

A Cook County judge ordered Mitchell held without bail.

He is expected back in court on Aug. 3.

Natalia is one of several children who has been killed in Chicago gun violence this summer. 

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