LANDOVER, Md. (WJZ) — Another family is devastated after their little girl is killed in a shooting. This time, it started with a fight over clothing.
Mike Hellgren has more on the manhunt for the suspect and reaction from the child’s heartbroken grandmother.
WJZ has been telling you a person of interest, Tyrone Jamison, turned himself in to city police in the killing of little McKenzie Elliott. He’s not charged yet.
In a separate case in Prince George’s County, another family of a three-year-old is dealing with a senseless tragedy. Their little girl was murdered in a fight over clothes.
Three-year-old Knijah Bibb was playing in a bedroom when investigators say a family friend started shooting outside the home in Landover. One of the many bullets went through the bottom of the window and killed the little girl.
“I’m destroyed. I’m destroyed because I lost something that I love so much. And it hurts so bad because last time I seen her living was Thursday. And then I get a call yesterday and I see her again and she was dead,” said Brenda Bibb, victim’s grandmother. “All I got is what she told me the last time I seen her was ‘grandma, I love you.'”
Police charged 25-year-old Davon Wallace. They say he was staying at the house with his girlfriend and became enraged when he saw her brother wearing his clothes. He grabbed his gun.
“When it’s a child, it really hits home. This is as close to home as it gets next door, so,” said neighbor Darryl Hines. “Obviously, the person who fired the shots didn’t think at all.”
The murder has shaken the community, and sadly, others know that kind of pain.
Little Knijah is the second three-year-old killed in Maryland in just two weeks. In Baltimore, McKenzie Elliott was murdered in a drive-by shooting and buried in a tiny pink casket Friday.
“I can’t get over this. This is not going to go nowhere. This is going to stick with me forever,” said Nina Epps, Elliott’s mother.
In both cases, loved ones are seeking justice and answers. How could this happen again?
“I mean, that’s a baby. If our kids can’t be in their home playing, then where can they be? Where can they feel safe?” said Tulisa Bowie-Harris, neighbor.
Funeral arrangements for Knijah Bibb have not yet been finalized. Her grandmother says she loved being read to; she was a tomboy and she loved to play.
The suspect in Bibb’s death, Davon Wallace, has a lengthy criminal record, with arrests for burglary and drug charges.
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