Arrest made in deadly shooting of Montgomery cheerleader, 17, at her home

6 days ago

Montgomery news, Alabama news.

A Montgomery teen was gunned down on July 12 and authorities said that they’ve arrested a 17-year-old boy in connection with her death.

Daiyon El-Amin was arrested Wednesday and charged with capital murder. He is accused of shooting and killing 17-year-old Leiah Holmes.

“She was going into her senior year of high school. She was a cheerleader, and she was very well known at her school,” the victim’s sister Lauren Holmes said on a fundraiser page.

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  • The teen was found with mortal gunshot wounds at her home in the 4200 block of Delmar Drive.

    “Leiah was a very sweet girl and she had so much ahead of her. She was always happy. She never bothered anyone. She was known for her vibrant spirit, her love for food, and uplifting others.”

    A motive for the shooting is yet to be determined. El-Amin is being held in the Montgomery County Jail.

    “Leiah did not deserve what happened to her. At the moment nobody knows why this happened to her. Only God does. But THERE WILL be justice for my sister. Her name will never be forgotten,” Lauren added.