Mariasia Thomas
Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

7-year-old girl dies after being shot in head in DeKalb

Ten days after being shot in the head, a 7-year-old girl in DeKalb County has died at the hospital, police confirmed Monday.

Mariasia Thomas was injured during a drive-by shooting while she sat on her couch inside her foster home along Satellite Boulevard on April 12, AJC.com previously reported. Around 11 p.m., three bullets hit the home’s front door, and four bullets went through two windows.

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Her family told Channel 2 Action News last week that she was unresponsive at a Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta hospital and was awaiting brain scans. 

Mariasia Thomas, 7, died at the hospital after being shot in the head April 12 in DeKalb County.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

“She was an innocent little girl just watching TV on the couch,” her biological mother, Chanrica Boyd, previously told the news station. “It’s still unreal that this is my child that was shot up in this house due to something that wasn’t even involving her.”

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Thomas was in the custody of the Division of Family and Children Services at the time of the shooting in Ellenwood. She had been in the foster home for about two weeks.

GoFundMe page was set up by Thomas’ aunt, Kiya Caldwell, to help raise money for her funeral costs. As of Monday evening, the page had raised more than $500.

Police do not have any suspects in custody. It’s also unknown why the home was targeted.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 770-724-7850. A $5,000 reward is being offered for any information that leads to an arrest and conviction in this case.

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