Father charged with murdering 2-year-old daughter and mother as they headed to daycare

Davis, a second grade teacher, was found dead on the tarmac. Chloe was found critically wounded in her car seat, and died later in hospital. Police have detained Daron Boswell-Johnson, Chloe's father

A father has admitted shooting dead his two-year-old daughter and the girl’s mother in an early morning attack as they headed to daycare.

Daron Boswell-Johnson was charged on Wednesday with killing second-grade teacher Neshante Davis, 26, and their child, Chloe, at 7am on Tuesday, NBC News reports.

Neighbors heard shouts then gunshots outside Davis’s home in Cheverly, Maryland. They found Davis dead on the tarmac and Chloe critically wounded in her car seat. She died later in hospital.

Boswell-Johnson fled the scene leading to a day-long manhunt as police chased a number of viable leads and the community reeled in mourning.

Her mother Carlen Turner broke down in tears at a vigil in the church where Davis grew up, Cheverly’s Community Temple Bibleway Church, on Tuesday night.

‘She was my baby and I’m going to miss her and Chloe is my baby,’ Turner told Fox 5 News.

Melonie Parker, who mentored Davis at the church’s Bible study class, said the shooting has left the community in shock.

‘Who can shoot a child?’ she asked in an interview with NBC on Tuesday. ‘How could you look a child in their face and shoot a child? I don’t understand.’

Davis was lauded in her role as a teacher at Bradbury Heights Elementary School.

Source: The DailyMail

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