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Three Men arrested in Homicide of Laylah Petersen

Family members of Laylah Petersen spent the last year wondering who shot and killed their five year old, today they finally have answers.

Three men have been arrested in connection with the homicide of 5-year-old Laylah Petersen.  

Laylah was killed on November 6, 2014 when numerous shots were fired into her home in the 5000 block of N. 58th Street as she sat on the lap of her grandfather.  Information from associates of the men involved led to the development of them as suspects and their subsequent arrests.  

Paul T. Farr, 24 year-old, and Carl L. Barrett, 20 year-old, were arrested on October 14 in Milwaukee.  The third suspect, Arlis W. Gordon , 23 year-old, was arrested in suburban Chicago on October 17 on unrelated charges.  

Farr has been charged with two counts of Harboring/Aiding a Felon.       

Barrett and Gordon have both been charged with First Degree Reckless Homicide–Party to a Crime.  

Police said Arlis Gordon was trying to avenge the homicide of his brother after the killer was found not guilty in court, and thought he was shooting a different house. 

Farr has been charged with two counts of Harboring/Aiding a Felon.  Barrett and Gordon have both been charged with First Degree Reckless Homicide–Party to a Crime.   Milwaukee Police Chief Edward A. Flynn said, “This was a completely reckless act by suspects with no regard for human life. Our detectives have worked tirelessly on this case for the past year to bring justice to the Petersen family.” 

Laylah's father, RJ, said during the press conference he had the first peaceful night of sleep 

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