Police search for suspect in shooting of 7-year-old girl

The Atlanta Police Department has named a suspect in the fatal shooting of 7-year-old Kennedy Maxie near Phipps Plaza.

Police haves secured arrest warrants for 24-year-old Daquan Reed on charges of Felony Murder, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime, and Reckless Conduct. 

Investigators say they are actively working to arrest Reed.

Kennedy died Saturday night. A $15,000 reward is being offered for any information that leads to the arrest and indictment of those responsible for Kennedy’s death.

Atlanta Police Department officers responded to Scottish Rite Hospital at about 9 p.m. Monday to a call about a child being shot.

At the hospital investigators spoke to Kennedy’s aunt who informed them she had been driving past Phipps Plaza when she heard several gunshots.

The aunt continued to drive and a short time later noticed that her niece was acting strangely. The aunt realized Kennedy had been shot and drove to the hospital where the Kennedy was taken into surgery.

Investigators say Kennedy was shot in the back of the head. They do not believe the Lexus she was riding in was the intended target of the shooters.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Daquan Reed should contact 911 or Crime Stoppers Atlanta. Information on the case can be submitted anonymously to the Crime Stoppers Atlanta tip line at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or online at www.StopCrimeATL.com.

You do not have to give your name or any identifying information to be eligible for the reward of up to $15,000 for the arrest and indictment of the suspect.