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Man charged in murder of 15-year-old girl in Calumet City

Eric Anthony Brown  |  Calumet City Police photo

Eric Anthony Brown | Calumet City Police photo

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Updated: March 21, 2013 7:49PM

A south suburban man was charged with murder Thursday in the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old Hammond girl at a Calumet City home.

Eric Anthony Brown, 20, of Calumet City, was charged with first-degree murder and aggravated battery with a firearm, Calumet City Police said Thursday.

Brown is accused of firing into a home Sunday night in the 500 block of Ingraham in Calumet City, killing Ashaya Miller and wounding a 19-year-old man.

Ashaya and the man were in the kitchen when someone in the gangway fired shots through a window about 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Calumet City Police Chief Edward Gilmore said.

Ashaya was shot twice in the back and died, Gilmore said. The man who was with her in the kitchen was treated for a gunshot wound in his elbow.

Police said Thursday they don’t think Ashaya was the intended target.

Brown was expected to appear at a bond hearing Friday morning in Markham.

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