Atty: Video proves police fired on home, killing child

DETROIT (AP) — An attorney for the family of a 7-year-old girl slain during a weekend raid at their Detroit home says video footage contradicts the police department’s version of events.

Geoffrey Fieger (FY-ger) said Monday that footage shot by the A&E crime-reality show “The First 48” shows that police fired into the home at least once after lobbing a flash grenade through a window.

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He says that contradicts the police department’s explanation that an officer’s gun fired during a confrontation with a resident inside the home.

Seven-year-old Aiyana Jones was shot in the neck and died.

Fieger says he viewed three to four minutes of footage but declined to say who showed it to him.

The police department says it is trying to acquire the video.

An A&E spokesman declined to comment.

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Associated Press Writer Ed White contributed to this story.

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