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Man Charged In Drive-By Shooting That Injured 7-Year-Old

AUGUSTA, Maine - An 18-year-old man accused of being in a car during a drive-by shooting in Maine that injured a 7-year-old girl has been charged with assault. The Kennebec Journal reports Gavin Loabe was arraigned Monday as testimony in court alleged that he and an unidentified accomplice were involved in a Feb. 28 shooting that mistakenly injured Emahleeah Frost outside a Waterville apartment building.

Details in court suggest Loabe and his accomplice were seeking to find a person who had allegedly propositioned Loabe's girlfriend for sex.

The attorney appointed to represent Loabe argues police did not have probable cause to bring a charge of aggravated assault against her client.