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'We lost an innocent child': Man charged in death of Trenton 9-year-old shot while playing in courtyard

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SeQuoya Bacon-Jones, 9, was shot and killed in Trenton on March 25.  (Family photo)TRENTON, N.J. - Authorities in Mercer County announced an arrest in connection to the death of a Trenton 9-year-old who was shot and killed on March 25.

Police responded to reports of gunfire at 7:27 p.m. after arguments and fights broke out amongst a large group, officials say.

When police arrived, SeQuoya Bacon-Jones was found suffering from gunshot wounds, according to police. Authorities say several people and Bacon-Jones' mother were around her providing aid. RELATED: Trenton community mourns 9-year-old girl killed in shootingMedics transported Bacon-Jones to Capital Health Regional Medical Center where she was stabilized in surgery.

She was then transported to the Robert Wood Johnson New Brunswick Hospital, where she was pronounced dead around midnight, officials say.

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