Cops charge killer of young teacher and toddler found shot to death in Fort Washington
FORT WASHINGTON, MD. — In an area of PG County, Md., where murder is no stranger, the shocking discovery of a young teacher and her toddler daughter who were shot to death adds to the dramatic picture of the suburban Washington county as being a cesspool of crime and an overflowing stew of endless numbers of homicides. Now police announced that a suspect has been charged, the father of the child, who was ordered to pay child support of $600 a month and may have committed the murders to escape that order.
Interim Police Chief Hank Stawinski along with Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks announced an arrest in the murder of a mother and her daughter in Fort Washington.
The suspect is 25-year-old Daron Maurice Boswell-Johnson of the 6575 Pennsylvania Ave. #103 in District Heights, Md.
The Prince George’s County Police Department reported on Feb. 2, 2016, that detectives are investigating the double homicide of a mother and her daughter that occurred early that day in Fort Washington. They are identified as 26-year-old NeShante Alesha Davis and 2-year-old Chloe Nichole Davis-Green of the 1300 block of Palmer Road in Fort Washington.
On February 2, 2016, shortly before 7:00 am, patrol officers were called to the 1300 block of Palmer Road for the sound of gunshots.
Once on scene, officers found Davis suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. She was pronounced dead. Officers found her child, Davis-Green, in a nearby car, also suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. She was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.
From the scene, Interim Chief Hank Stawinski told reporters investigators are pursuing viable leads and added, “This is a profoundly sad day and my prayers go out to the family for a crime that, frankly, shocks the conscience.”
Davis was working in her first year as a teacher.
Detectives worked to identify a motive and quickly developed the father of the child as the suspect in this case. Police questioned Boswell-Johnson for several hours while he was in custody.
NeShante Alesha Davis, who lived at 1314 Palmer Park Road in Fort Washington, where she was murdered, went to court in Prince Georges County on July 17, 2015 and sought the aid of the Office of Child Support Enforcement to force Boswell-Johnson to pay child support.
Court records show that on Oct. 14, 2015 DNA tests confirmed that Boswell-Johnson was the father of the baby he allegedly shot to death.
On Dec. 8, 2015, Circuit Court Judge Serrette ordered Boswell-Johnson to pay $600 per month and pay for the $84 cost of the paternity DNA test.