23-year-old man arraigned in Easter shooting of girl, 3

Oralandar Brand-Williams
The Detroit News

An indictment was unsealed Wednesday for a 23-year-old man in the fatal shooting of a 3-year-old girl shot on Easter.

Chief Wayne Circuit Judge Timmy Kenny arraigned Diallo Davis of Detroit in connection with the March 27 shooting of A’Naiya Montgomery at her home on the city’s west side.

Davis and three other defendants allegedly went to a home in the 16800 block of Riverview in Detroit around 2 a.m., and fired shots that killed the little girl.

She was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival. A 39-year-old man and a 26-year-old man, who were inside the home with the child, suffered nonfatal gunshot wounds.

Davis was remanded to jail and a calender conference has been scheduled for him 9 a.m. May 31.

Davis is the fourth man charged in the case. A one-man grand jury on April 6 indicted Paul G. Kendall, 24, of Ecorse, and Reginald L. Street, 19, and Jonathan L. Burks, 30, both of Detroit. Kendall was found dead in his cell at the Wayne County Jail on April 20.

Street and Burks have a final conference in the case scheduled for 9 a.m. June 16.

On April 16, another child was shot to death in a shooting police suspect was connected and in retaliation to the Montgomery shooting.

Six-month-old Miracle Murray was shot to death around 1:30 p.m. on the 18000 block of Winthrop on the city’s west side.

Detroit Police Chief James Craig said the infant girl and a 24-year-old man were wounded. The infant and the man were playing with two other children, an 11-month-old and a 4-month-old, on the front lawn of their home when the shooting occurred. The two other children were not struck.


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