Justice for Azalya

Sheriff’s investigators say gang-related attack caused the shooting death of a little girl

Azalya Anderson

Azalya Anderson

Three men have been arraigned in the September shooting that sent bullets tearing through a south Sacramento County home and into a little girl.

Three-year-old Azalya Anderson succumbed to her injuries four days after gunfire struck a house on the 7400 block of Della Circle on the night of September 11. A three-month investigation by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department broke open just last month, when officers arrested Christopher Ritchey-Bibbs, 25, and Reginald Nash, 18, for the shooting, and Marquess Wilson, 24, for being an accessory after the fact.

Authorities have portrayed the shooting as a gang-related attack on someone believed to be inside the home. According to online court records, Ritchey-Bibbs and Wilson have the street aliases “Shotta” and “Whiteboy-Roach,” respectively.

The defendants are scheduled for a settlement conference later this month.