Lowell girl, 15, shot and killed by her 21-year-old boyfriend, prosecutors say

A Massachusetts man is in custody after being accused of fatally shooting a 15-year-old girl he was in a relationship with, authorities say. Trevor Bady, 21, of Tewksbury, was arrested Monday on several charges, including murder. link to the death of Ahliana Dickey, who was entering high school, announced Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan. Ryan said Ahliana’s family members first feared she was missing when she failed to show up Friday morning for her eighth-grade graduation. that around 6:10 p.m. Friday, Lowell police received a 911 call from Ahliana’s grandmother, who said family members found the girl’s body inside the Lowell home Street where the victim lived. Ahliana’s family knew the girl had been seriously injured and feared she was dead. Ryan said when Lowell police arrived on scene, they found Ahliana suffering from gunshot wounds in a first-floor bedroom. Police also found several shell casings near his body. Ahliana was 15 on April 18, the prosecutor said. “She’s my oldest granddaughter and I don’t know how we’re going to go on without her,” said Ahliana’s grandmother, Tracy Smith. “She was a child.” According to Ryan, investigators determined that Ahliana had an abusive relationship with Bady, who was her boyfriend for a time. Investigators learned that Ahliana had told a number of people that Bady was hitting her and that she had hit her. threatened her as recently as the middle of last week. Ryan said that shortly after midnight Friday, Lowell police received a call from a person who said they heard a man and woman fighting outside on Lawrence Street. The caller reported hearing a woman screaming, “Let me go, get away from me.” ‘I don’t want to be with you anymore,’ before hearing gunshots, the district attorney said, police responded to the scene, but Ryan said officers were unable to locate anyone on Lawrence Street . Video recovered from the area by investigators showed a woman, later identified as Ahliana, screaming for help shortly before midnight and a man, believed to be Bady, leaving Ahliana’s home shortly after midnight, Ryan said. … that. “the events occurred as they were reported by this caller,” Ryan said. Ryan also said Lowell police learned Saturday that Bady had taken an Uber to and from Ahliana’s home before and after the murder. The driver of that Uber vehicle later told police that he was concerned about the behavior of the passenger, who the driver later identified as Bady. Authorities were able to locate Bady at a residence in Peabody on Monday. -noon and he was arrested without incident, Ryan said In addition to the murder charge, Bady faces charges of armed home invasion, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of. ammunition, using a firearm while committing a felony and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building will be arraigned Tuesday morning in Lowell District Court. of the Middlesex District Attorney, Lowell police and Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to the district attorney’s office continue to investigate the murder.

A Massachusetts man is in custody after being accused of fatally shooting a 15-year-old girl he was in a relationship with, authorities say.

Trevor Bady, 21, of Tewksbury, was arrested Monday on several charges, including murder, in connection with the death of high school freshman Ahliana Dickey, Middlesex District Attorney Marian said Ryan.

Ryan said Ahliana’s family members initially feared she was missing when she failed to show up Friday morning for her eighth-grade graduation.

The prosecutor said that around 6:10 p.m. Friday, Lowell police received a 911 call from Ahliana’s grandmother, who said family members found the girl’s body inside the house on Lowell Street where the victim lived. Ahliana’s family knew the girl was seriously injured and feared she was dead.

Ryan said when Lowell police arrived on scene, they found Ahliana suffering from gunshot wounds in a first-floor bedroom. Officers also found several shell casings near his body.

Ahliana was 15 years old on April 18, the prosecutor said.

“She’s my oldest granddaughter and I don’t know how we’re going to go on without her,” said Ahliana’s grandmother, Tracy Smith. “She was a child.”

According to Ryan, investigators determined that Ahliana was in an abusive relationship with Bady, who had been her boyfriend for some time.

Investigators learned that Ahliana told several people that Bady was hitting and threatening her as recently as the middle of last week.

Ryan said that shortly after midnight Friday, Lowell police received a call from a person who said they heard a man and woman fighting outside on Lawrence Street. The caller reported hearing a woman scream, “Let me go, get away from me.” “I don’t want to be with you anymore”, before hearing gunshots, according to the prosecutor.

Police responded to the scene, but Ryan said officers were unable to locate anyone on Lawrence Street. Video recovered from the area by investigators showed a woman, later identified as Ahliana, screaming for help shortly before midnight and a man, believed to be Bady, leaving Ahliana’s home shortly after midnight, according to Ryan.

“Video from that area showed … that the events occurred as reported by this caller,” Ryan said.

Ryan also said Lowell police learned Saturday that Bady had taken an Uber to and from Ahliana’s home before and after the murder. The driver of that Uber vehicle later told police he was concerned about the passenger’s behavior, which the driver was later identified as Bady.

Authorities were able to locate Bady at a residence in Peabody Monday afternoon and he was arrested without incident, Ryan said.

In addition to the murder charge, Bady faces charges of armed home invasion, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, use of a firearm during commission of a felony and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building.

Bady is expected to be arraigned Tuesday morning in Lowell District Court.

The Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, Lowell Police and Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to the DA’s office continue to investigate the murder.

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