The Fort Washington community of Prince George’s County, Maryland mourns the loss of elementary school teacher, NeShante Alesha Davis and her daughter, Chloe Davis-Greene. They were murdered at the hands of Chloe’s father over a child support dispute.
Davis, 26, had succeeded in having the courts collect $600 per month in child support from Chloe’s father, Daron Maurice Boswell-Johnson, 25. He waited for the mother and daughter pair to exit their Palmer Rd home on their way to daycare and work to confront Davis. Neighbors heard screaming and shooting.
Chloe was strapped in her carseat when she was shot. She was rushed to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead. Davis was pronounced dead at the scene. Neighbors and community members remain stunned at the incident. “I don't think any of us understand," said Melonie Parker, an elder at Community Temple Bibleway Church, where Davis was a regular.
“This is a callous and cold-hearted crime,” said Prince George's County Interim Chief of Police Henry Stawinski. “We are tired of talking about babies dying in our community,” added PG County State’s Attorney, Angela Alsobrooks.
There have been 10 reported homicides in PG so far in 2016, 4 of them-- including these 2 murders-- stemmed from domestic violence.
Boswell-Johnson confessed and is cooperating, so justice will certainly be served, but with a heavy heart.
Rest in peace.