Man accused of killing 12-year-old step-daughter

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balloonCLEVELAND, Ohio — A man has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of his 12-year-old step-daughter Thursday night.

According to police, the 59-year-old suspect faces charges of aggravated murder, felonious assault and domestic violence in the case.

Police responded to the 6900 block of Clement around 7 p.m. to reports of shots fired.

The man is accused of firing multiple shots from a handgun striking 12-year-old Davia Garth and her mother, Sonya Gray-Garth, during a domestic argument.

Both were taken to MetroHealth Medical Center. Davia died at the hospital.

The mother spoke to Fox 8’s Peggy Gallek over the phone, and said she had been in the process of divorcing the man at the time. He did not live with her and her daughter.

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