Arrest made in shooting of 10-year-old girl in Durham

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – A 23-year-old Durham man has been arrested and charged in connection with the Sunday morning shooting of a 10-year-old girl, police said.

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James Scott Berish, 23, of Durham was charged with with one count of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and one count of possession of a stolen firearm (a .45-caliber handgun).

Berish turned himself in to officers.

Desiy Medina was sleeping early Sunday when a bullet traveled down from an apartment above hers and struck her in the stomach.

Officers responded to the shooting call around 3:20 a.m. in the 4200 block of Garrett Road.

She spent the night at the hospital but was released Monday.

Medina is a fourth grade student at Creekside Elementary School.

No one was in the apartment where police believed the bullet came from when officers searched it.

James Berish

CBS North Carolina will update this story as it develops.

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