Continuing coverage of events related to the murder of 6-year-old Alanna Gallagher

Saginaw Slaying Suspect Out of Hospital, in Jail

17-year-old charged with capital murder in 6-year-old Alanna Gallagher's death

Wednesday, Aug 7, 2013  |  Updated 11:37 PM CDT
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The Tarrant County Sheriff's Office said 17-year-old Tyler Holder, wounded in an exchange of gunfire when a multiagency task force served him with arrest and search warrants at his Saginaw home on July 23, was transferred to jail Wednesday. Holder is a suspect in the death of his 6-year-old neighbor, Alanna Gallagher.

Ben Russell, NBC 5 News

The Tarrant County Sheriff's Office said 17-year-old Tyler Holder, wounded in an exchange of gunfire when a multiagency task force served him with arrest and search warrants at his Saginaw home on July 23, was transferred to jail Wednesday. Holder is a suspect in the death of his 6-year-old neighbor, Alanna Gallagher.

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The 17-year-old North Texas man suspected in the death of his 6-year-old neighbor girl is out of the hospital and in jail after receiving treatment for a gunshot wound to the head.

Police say Tyler Holder, 17, was wounded in an exchange of gunfire when a multiagency task force served him with arrest and search warrants at his Saginaw home on July 23.

The Tarrant County Sheriff's Office said Holder was transferred to jail Wednesday.

He will be held in an isolated area in the Tarrant County Jail while he receives continued medical treatment, said sheriff's office spokesman Terry Grisham.

"Anytime we have a person who is accused of the crimes that Mr. Holder is accused of -- specifically, the capital murder of a child -- those type of inmates are typically not held in high stead, even with other inmates, so it is for [the inmate's] protection that we isolate them and keep them away from anything that might injure Mr. Holder," he said.

Holder is charged with capital murder in the death of 6-year-old Alanna Gallagher, who lived two doors away. Her body was found wrapped in a tarp in a residential street about a mile from her home on July 1.

He is also charged with attempted capital murder in the shooting of an Arlington police officer who was wounded when officers tried to serve the warrants at his home.

Detective Charles Lodatto was released from the hospital last week. He said Tuesday that he thanks God and other officers for his survival.

Holder's bond has been set at $1 million.

NBC 5's Ben Russell contributed to this report.

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