Man Arrested In Shooting Death Of 5-Month-Old Girl

| by Kathryn Schroeder
Davon Holmes.Davon Holmes.

A suspect has been arrested in the shooting death of a 5-month-old Cleveland girl.

Davon Holmes, 19, was arrested on the morning of Nov. 27, about an hour after a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Holmes is accused of shooting 5-month-old Aavielle Wakefield in the chest while she was in a car with family members on Oct. 1, according to WKYC.

“The death of a child is something no family should have to endure, and nothing we do can bring baby Aavielle back to her family," U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott said in a statement. "We do hope that the arrest of Davon Holmes brings some peace to the Wakefield family."

Lawrence Hillard was also arrested in connection with the case. He was wanted by the Cleveland Police Department for tampering with evidence.

Holmes will reportedly be booked on charges of aggravated murder, according to Fox 8.

Sources: Fox 8, WKYC / Photo credit: WKYC