Female turns self in for shooting

March 5, 2008 6:56:36 PM PST
There's been a break in the case of a Chicago teenager gunned down as she walked with her sister on the city's West Side.A young woman has surrendered with the help of a church pastor. The woman was taken into police custody Wednesday afternoon.

Kadeidrah Marsh was killed Sunday night when she was shot.

"We encouraged her that she was doing the right thing. She was very, very distraught," said Rev. Marshall Hatch, New Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church.

That was the raw emotion that Rev. Hatch witnessed when a 20-year-old woman came to New Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church. The reverend says they prayed together in his office and then they moved to the sanctuary, where police took her into custody.

"Sometimes it's not as bad as you think, you just have to turn to God," said Hatch.

Chicago Police confirmed that they are questioning someone about the death of 15-year-old Kadeidrah. She and her older sister were walking to their grandmother's house Sunday night when a woman, waiting at a gate, pulled out a gun and fired a shot. Kadeidrah died shortly thereafter.

"Young people, you have to think, don't do anything to ruin your life," said Hatch.

A prayer vigil was being held Wednesday night at the site of the shooting in the 800 block of N. Waller.

"I feel like that I'm, she made a good decision going to the pastor and turning herself in," said Kadeidrah's aunt Kimberly Marsh. "You took something from me that was very dear to me."