Wife of Cardinals' president to pay for slain 9-year-old's funer - KMOV.com

This father was planning to send his 9-year-old daughter to school today, not plan her funeral. #EndViolenceStL

Posted by KMOV on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Wife of Cardinals' president to pay for slain 9-year-old's funeral

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Jamyla Bolden, 9, was fatally shot in Ferguson Tuesday night Jamyla Bolden, 9, was fatally shot in Ferguson Tuesday night

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Bill DeWitt III's wife, Ira, announced on Thursday she will pay for the funeral expenses of a 9-year-old girl who was fatally shot while doing her homework Tuesday night.

Jamyla Bolden was in bed when she was shot by an unknown assailant in the 9200 block of Ellison around 9:30 p.m. 

The girl’s mother sustained a gunshot wound to the leg during the incident. She was treated and released from a local hospital following the shooting.

News 4's Kelly Davis was at the home of Jamyla's father when he received the call notifying him about DeWitt's generosity. After receiving the call, James Bolden said he was overwhelmed and grateful for the community's support both financially and emotionally. 

Authorities held a press conference Thursday morning and announced they have received several tips regarding the shooting.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact CrimeStoppers.

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