In what could be termed one of the most tragic incidents in recent times, out of a family of six, just three have been left behind in Houston.
29-year-old Donyavia Lagway, 35-year-old Gregory Carhee and 6-year-old Harmony Carhee were all shot to death on Wednesday in their apartment on Fondren just some minutes after 10:30 p.m.
A brave 10-year-old girl who was shot at the scene managed to play dead and thereafter call for help through FaceTiming her grandma to show her all that had happened. A 1-year-old child who the Gunmen “grabbed by the hair and threw ” was also unharmed as well as an 8-year-old son who was away from the apartment with his uncle at the time of the shooting.
“She was strong. She was hurt. But my baby came out of nowhere, from whatever way she had, to make stuff happen,” grandmother Manda Lagway said. “I just want everyone to know my baby is a hero. My baby is a hero.”
The 10-year-old who was released from the hospital on Friday, and is recovering from her injuries told police the killer who had a medical mask on knocked on the door of the apartment before the rampage. He then laid them on the couch and shot the victims in the head.
After the killer left, the brave little girl got her brother and locked the door.
“Their lives have been permanently changed,” said Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner. “I just want to extend my condolences and prayers to these families whose lives have been changed in the last 48 hours.”
Update reveal a suspect, Xavier Davis, 28, has been taken into custody. Police are still looking for the second shooter. Following investigations, Davis on Thursday was arrested on an unrelated family violence charge and was subsequently charged for his role in the shooting. Although he did not appear physically, Davis had his charges read in court late Saturday. His bond was set at $1,000,000. He faces three capital murder charges and one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
“The one that’s not in custody, I’m not going to say your name, but you know who you are and so do we,” said Finner. “Turn yourself in and face up to it.” Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said.
“This is a very, very tragic scene. We’re sending out prayers to the family,” Assistant Chief Patricia Cantu said. “This was a very difficult scene not only for us, the officers, but the family as well. So we’re sending out prayers and hopes that anybody has any information.”
The couple just moved to the apartment a couple months ago, neighbors say.
There is a $5,000 reward for information on the case.