CLEVELAND-- Charges have been dropped against one of the suspects in the shooting death of 5-month-old Aavielle Wakefield.
The baby girl was shot in the chest while sitting in a car with her mother at East 145th Street and Spear Avenue on Oct. 1, 2015.
The following month, U.S. Marshals arrested 19-year-old Davon Holmes, who was indicted on 13 counts including aggravated murder.
A spokesman for the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's said charges were dropped against Holmes at its request. He would not elaborate on the circumstances.
Also charged in the case were Charles Caldwell for aggravated murder and Lawrence Hillard for tampering with evidence. Those charges were also dismissed.
Aavielle was the third child murdered in Cleveland within a month's time. Her death prompted an emotional appeal from Cleveland Division of Police Chief Calvin Williams.
"Enough is enough," Williams said. "When are we going to stop counting babies being killed out here on the streets for nothing?" Immediately after the child was shot, the chief broke down in tears.
"We want bodies in jail tonight for this crime."