A young mother who one of the first to sue over the Flint water crisis was shot and killed last week, NBC News reported.
Sasha Avona Bell was fatally shot last week, allegedly by someone with whom she had a relationship. Her 16-month-old son Matthew, who was also in the apartment, was not harmed. Police said the suspect gunned down another woman in the apartment.
The suspect, identified as Malek Thornton, was arrested a short time after the bodies were found and is charged with two counts of first degree murder, two counts of open murder and a felony firearm charge, according to police.
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Bell sued after her baby boy came down with lead poisoning. Her case was one of 98 lawsuits filed on behalf of 200 children by New York attorney Corey Stern, who said her death was not related to the Flint water crisis.