Marshals arrest suspect in shooting death of 5-month-old Cleveland girl

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CLEVELAND-- The U.S. Marshals arrested a suspect in the shooting death of 5-month-old Aavielle Wakefield Friday morning.

Davon Holmes (Photo courtesy: Cleveland police)

Davon Holmes (Photo courtesy: Cleveland police)

An arrest warrant was issued for Davon Holmes, 19, at about 9 a.m. Friday and he was caught about an hour later, U.S. Marshals said.

Aavielle was shot in the chest while in a car with her mother at East 145th Street and Spear Avenue on Oct. 1.

“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.  We do hope that the arrest of Davon Holmes brings some peace to the Wakefield family," U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott said in a statement.

According to Cleveland police, Holmes will be booked on aggravated murder charges.

Aavielle Wakefield (Photo Credit: Family)

Aavielle Wakefield (Photo Credit: Family)

Police also arrested Lawrence Hillard on tampering with evidence charges in connection with the case.

Aavielle's death was the third murder of a child in Cleveland within a month.

The Cleveland Division of Police is still asking anyone with information to call investigators at 216-623-5464.

Continuing coverage on Aavielle Wakefield's death here

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