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DC Police Announce Arrest of 10-Year-Old Girl in Mother’s Day Murder

The young girl was “accidentally hit by a barrage of shots,” police said.

September 18, 2023, 7:45 p.m.

Police in Washington, D.C., have arrested a suspect in connection with the Mother’s Day murder of 10-year-old Arianna Davis.

On Monday, DC police said they arrested 19-year-old Karon Gregory and charged him with first-degree murder while armed.

Davis was shot in the upper body while walking home with her family after Mother’s Day celebrations. DC police said in May that Davis was “accidentally hit by a barrage of gunfire.” She died at a local hospital a few days later.

Acting Washington Police Chief Pamela A. Smith announced the arrest of Koran Gregory, 19, who was charged with first-degree murder while armed in the killing of Arianna Davis, 10 years old, on Mother’s Day.


Metropolitan Police Deputy Chief Carlos Heraud told reporters Monday: “What we know so far is that we believe this suspect and at least one other individual exchanged gunfire. »

Police told reporters the investigation was ongoing and they planned to “hold everyone accountable for their actions,” Hearaud said.

Acting Police Chief Pamela Smith urged the public to continue sharing tips to help solve this alleged murder.

“The reward remains at $45,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for Arianna’s death,” Smith said Monday.

ABC News was not immediately able to determine whether Gregory had legal representation.

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