BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Birmingham police say they've made an arrest in the shooting death of a 71-year-old woman who was killed less than two months after her grandson was slain.
Javanna "Midge" Cotton Owens was walking on a street late Sunday when she approached a vehicle as if she knew the occupants, Sgt. Rod Mauldin told AL.com. She was struck by a single shot from the vehicle.
License plate readers helped police locate the vehicle, and they made an arrest. Mauldin, however, said the suspect's name was being withheld pending charges.
Owen's daughter, Vekimba Owens Carter, said she does not know why anyone would hurt her mother. Carter's son, 27-year-old Marquette Carter, was shot and killed Aug. 1 during a dice game. Police have not announced any arrests.
"It's senseless killing," Vekimba Carter said. "I just want justice."