Saginaw teen indicted in shooting of Arlington detective during arrest

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The teenage suspect in the slaying of a Saginaw girl in July has been indicted on an attempted capital murder charge in the shooting of an Arlington police detective, the Tarrant County district attorney’s office announced Thursday.

A grand jury returned the indictment against Tyler Holder, 17, who is accused of wounding Detective Charles Lodatto, who had accompanied other officers to arrest Holder on July 23.

Holder, who also was wounded, is accused of kidnapping and killing 6-year-old Alanna Gallagher.

Prosecutors plan to ask a grand jury to indict Holder on a capital murder charge in the girl’s death, but are “waiting on some investigative reports,” said Melody McDonald, a spokeswoman for the district attorney’s office.

Alanna was found dead the evening of July 1 on a Saginaw street corner. Her family lives near Holder and his mother on Babbling Brook Drive, about a mile from where her body was found.

Authorities have said they used DNA evidence to connect Holder to the killing.

He remained in the Tarrant County Jail on Thursday with bail totaling $1 million on the attempted capital murder and capital murder charges.

Bill Miller, 817-390-7684 Twitter: @Bill_MillerST

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