A man has been arrested for killing nine-year-old girl Olivia Pratt in her own house. Olivia Pratt was shot in her chest brutally, while her mother had a severe wrist injury due to a gunshot on Monday in Liverpool.
During an operation on Thursday night, Police clarified that a thirty-six-year-old man from Huyton had been detained after a process involving armed officers in Merseyside.
He was suspected of two other murders and was arrested by Police for attempting murder. Olivia was killed when the mother of nine-year-old Cheryl Korbel opened her front door on Kingsheath Avenue at 22:00 BST in response to a commotion outside.
The gunman was chasing thirty-five-year-old ex-drug dealer Joseph Nee was the actual intended target.
The men were strangers to the family, suddenly burst into personal property, and Olivia was fatally shot. Ms Korbel was shot in the wrist as she tried to shut the door. She has now been released from the hospital.
Nee, from Dovecot, was shot in the upper body and taken to hospital in a black Audi by a third man.
Once his treatment is completed, Nee will be again arrested by Police for allegedly breaching his licence conditions.
Nine-year-old Olivia Pratt was brutally shot to death in her chest at her home in Liverpool. Olivia’s school says he was a ray of sunshine in the school. The parents of Olivia Pratt are questioning the system and why their kid has been taken away from them while she was safe at her own house.
The convicted drug dealer was jailed for burglary for three years and nine months in 2018. He was also previously convicted of two counts of theft of a motor vehicle, dangerous driving, driving without insurance and driving while disqualified.
Her family described Olivia as a “unique, chatty, nosey little girl who broke the mould when she was born”.