November 19, 2001 at 5:44 PM EST - Updated July 1 at 8:40 AM
CLEVELAND (AP) - A girl who was shot in the head at her home died one day later, and a boy she knew is in custody as a suspect.
Monique Davis, 15, died Sunday afternoon at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital. She had been on life support after the shooting Saturday, said her grandfather, Oscar Jones.
Police arrested a 16-year-old boy, shortly after the shooting, but he has not been charged, said Sgt. Donna Bell, a Cleveland police spokeswoman.
Detectives found a .38-caliber pistol in the victim's house.
The suspect had been released from the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Home this month, police said. Monique had known the boy for about two years, and he often visited the home, sometimes even staying for dinner with the family, Jones said.
"He's been treated with nothing but respect in this house," Jones said.
Monique and the boy argued before the shooting, Jones said.
The victim's 8-year-old sister, Sabrina, witnessed the shooting.
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