St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office makes arrest in fatal shooting of 4-year-old

Posted: July 10th, 2018 | Filed under: News Releases

On July 10th, 2018, St. Bernard Parish Sheriff James Pohlmann announced that Karama Wylie, 27 years of age, was arrested in connection with the shooting death of a 4 year old female that occurred on July 5th, 2018, in the 500 block of Pierre St. in Chalmette.

Mr. Wylie was charged with negligent homicide, possession of a stolen firearm, and possession of marijuana. Mr. Wylie is the father of the victim.

Sheriff Pohlmann stated that the criminal charges resulted from the ongoing investigation, which included a review of witness statements and further examination of physical evidence, in consultation with the St. Bernard Parish District Attorney’s Office.

Mr. Wylie is currently being held at the St. Bernard Parish Prison. The investigation into this incident is ongoing.