WASHINGTON – D.C. police arrested Davon Wallace Tuesday morning, bringing a 38-day search to an end. Wallace had been on the run from Prince George’s County police since he shot and killed three-year-old Knijah Bibb on Aug. 10. “Just before 7 a.m. Tuesday morning, our police department’s fugitive squad tracked down Wallace through investigative techniques,” […]
WASHINGTON – D.C. police arrested Davon Wallace Tuesday morning, bringing a 38-day search to an end.
Wallace had been on the run from Prince George’s County police since he shot and killed three-year-old Knijah Bibb on Aug. 10.
“Just before 7 a.m. Tuesday morning, our police department’s fugitive squad tracked down Wallace through investigative techniques,” said Prince George’s County Police Chief Mark Magaw. “When I received the phone call earlier this morning telling me Wallace had been arrested, it was the best phone I call received during my tenure as police chief in Prince George’s County.”
D.C. police made the arrest, with assistance from the Prince George’s County police. Wallace is now being held in custody at the D.C. Central Detention Facility where he is awaiting extradition, according to Magaw.
Officers apprehended Wallace at an apartment on the 2700 block of Jasper Road in southeast D.C. Two adults and four small children were also in the apartment at the time he was arrested.
Police say Wallace fired a gun outside of a Landover home in early August and killed three-year-old Knijah Bibb. When police and fire units arrived at the scene, they found Knijah Bibb unconscious, and wounded. She died at the local trauma center just a month short of her birthday.
On Aug 13, homicide detectives arrested Brian Ray Campbell 24, for providing Wallace the gun he used in the shooting and for giving him to ride from the scene. Authorities charged Campbell with first-degree murder along with other charges.
Magaw said he wants to formulate a timeline of where Wallace has been during the last 38 days because he had to have received assistance from other people. Magaw said anyone who is found to have been assisting Wallace will be prosecuted against.
“We will be looking to see who has helped Wallace in the last 38 days and they will be arrested and prosecuted,” said Major Cesar Pacheco, criminal investigation division commander. “He had to have received help.”
Shedon Bibb, Knijah’s mother, said she is very grateful for the assistance the police department has provided.
“I would like to thank everybody who has helped in this, but I will never be happy without my baby,” Bibb said.
The grandmother, Brenda Bibb, said she is happy Wallace has been caught, and hopes the police find anyone who assisted him.
“They need to be in jail along with their buddy who they helped,” she said.