Man Arrested in Shooting of 7-Year-Old Girl in Maine Home

Waterville Police

A 20-year-old man is facing charges in connection to the shooting of a 7-year-old girl in her home in Waterville, Maine.

Emahleeah Frost has returned home from the hospital after the drive-by shooting left her with a bullet in her backbone late last month.

Jeremiah Gamblin, 20, was arrested Friday on a warrant and probation violation. Police said Thursday that he had also been charged Monday with aggravated assault in connection to Frost's shooting.

Gamblin is the second person to face charges in the case. News Center Maine reported last week that 18-year-old Gavin Loabe had been charged with assault.

According to News Center Maine, prosecutors believe the intended target of the shooting was someone who previously lived in the home.

A week after a drive-by shooting left a young Maine girl with a bullet in her backbone, she is now back home.

When Frost was on her way to be reunited with her friends and some family, the 7-year-old and her parents made a stop at the Waterville Police Department to thank first responders who kept her alive.

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