Every year, nearly 3000 children and teens die from gunfire, and nearly 14,000 are injured.

Friday, February 3, 2012

12-year old girl shot to death during argument over a cell phone

Kade'jah Davis, age 12
12-year old Kade'jah Davis was at home with her mother, Amanda Talton, when a 19-year old man showed up at the door. He demanded that the mother hand over a cell phone that he believed belonged to his mother, who was waiting outside. When Talton closed the door on him, shots were fired into the home.

Kade'jah was shot multiple times and died.

From the article:

Amanda Talton told the Detroit Free Press that a man came to her northwest side home Tuesday night believing she had a phone that belonged to another woman. She denied she had it and closed the door. That's when shots were fired through the door, striking her daughter, Kade'jah Davis, multiple times.
"We were running and getting down," Talton said.
A 19-year-old man suspected in the shooting was arrested early Wednesday, while his 35-year-old mother, who police believed drove him to the home, was arrested late Tuesday, police said.
The Wayne County prosecutor's office was reviewing a warrant request Thursday afternoon.
Talton said the misunderstanding arose after she went to a home-based tax business to discuss a refund she hadn't received. She was told an IRS mistake was to blame. While there, she said she found a cellphone in the restroom and handed it to one of the office workers. When the man from the tax business arrived at her home Tuesday night, she thought he was there to discuss her refund, not to accuse her of taking a mobile phone.
Chief Ralph Godbee said the suspects were arrested less than six hours after the shooting. He credited information from citizens for providing information that led to the arrests, as well as the quick work of homicide and patrol officers.
"This was just a senseless act of violence," Godbee said.
Kade'jah was in the sixth grade at University Yes Academy in Detroit, officials said, and counselors were expected to be on hand for students. Tarrieck Rideaux, principal of the academy, said Kade'jah was on the honor roll.
"Kade'jah was an angel of a student," Rideaux said.

A candlelight vigil was held in her honor. HERE is a photo gallery.

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