Woman, 18, charged in shooting death of 17-year-old boy at Orlando hotel

Police: Sophia Miller, 18, charged in death of Jamal Gabriel Alli, 17

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ORLANDO, Fla. – An 18-year-old woman is facing charges in the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old boy at a hotel in Orlando, according to police.

Orlando police said Sophia Miller was charged with manslaughter with a firearm and tampering with physical evidence Monday in the death of Jamal Gabriel Alli, who was fatally shot around 11 p.m. Sunday at SpringHill Suites at 828 Hazeltine National Drive near Orlando International Airport.

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Orlando police said officers were called to the hotel and found Alli shot in the head. Fire officials pronounced Alli dead at the scene, police said.

According to police, an investigation determined that a woman and a teenage girl had been in the room with Alli. Initially, they said Alli had accidentally shot himself, according to police.

After more interviews, however, police said “it became clear that the victim was shot by one of two females.”

The woman and the teen were detained and Alli’s death is being investigated as a homicide, police said.

The 16-year-old girl who was detained is also facing a charge of tampering with evidence, officials said Monday night.

Detectives said it’s not believed the shooting is related to two other shootings in Orlando over the weekend that left two other teens dead.

No other details have been released.


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